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Germany will send 14 Leopards to Kiev. Kremlin: These tanks burn like all the others. They are just very expensive.



The Russian frigate carried out a computer simulation of the hypersonic Zircon missile with a range of 900 kilometers

After several weeks of discussion, Germany has now officially confirmed that it will supply 14 Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine, and will also allow exports to third countries. The Kremlin warns that the battle tanks, if supplied to Ukraine, will be destroyed on the battlefield.

“This decision follows our commitment to support Ukraine to the best of our ability. We operate in close, international coordination,” the German chancellor said today when confirming that they will send Leopard 2 Olaf Scholz. The German media already reported on Tuesday evening that, after several weeks of pressure, the German chancellor agreed to supply Leopard 2 battle tanks to Kiev.

Germany aims to equip two battalions with Leopard 2 tanks as soon as possible, in the first step Berlin will provide 14 tanks. As they also announced from Berlin, the training of Ukrainian soldiers will begin as soon as possible, and Germany will provide logistics and ammunition. At the same time, they also said that they will soon issue permits to countries that want to send tanks to Ukraine. As a manufacturer, Germany must approve every export of tanks.

The Kremlin’s response

“Technologically, this is a failed plan. This is an overestimation of the potential that this will add to the Ukrainian army. These tanks burn like any other. They are just very expensive,” a Kremlin spokesman told reporters today, even before the German confirmation Dimitrij Peskovreports the French news agency AFP.

Kyiv, together with several Western countries, including Poland, has been urging Germany for a long time to give permission for the supply of Leopard tanks, which several European countries are ready to deliver to Ukraine.

The US is expected to announce the delivery of Abrams tanks to Ukraine this week.

Zelenski was cautious about the news of the supply of leopards

“A lot of effort, words and promises,” Zelenski said about the leopard forecast, stressing that it is important to “see reality”. “It is not about five, ten or fifteen tanks. The need is greater. Every day we are doing everything necessary to fill the deficit. I am grateful to everyone who supports us in this,” he explained, adding that talks on the supply of leopards “must end with decisions”, according to the French news agency AFP.

Kyiv and several Western countries, including Poland and Finland, have long been urging Germany to give permission for the supply of Leopard tanks, which several European countries are ready to supply to Ukraine. As a manufacturer, Germany must approve all tank exports, including from other countries, but has so far been reluctant to do so.

Frigate Photo: Reuters

Exercises of the Russian frigate Admiral Gorshkov

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced today that the Admiral Gorshkov frigate tested its strike capabilities in the western Atlantic Ocean. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the frigate carried out a computer simulation of the hypersonic Zircon missile, which has a range of 900 kilometers.

Zelenski on the dismissal of corrupt colleagues

“It’s fair, necessary for our defense and helps us get closer to European institutions,” Zelenski said about the dismissal of several officials during his Tuesday evening address. “We need a strong country, and Ukraine will become one,” he added about the changes in several high positions.

As we reported, several high-ranking Ukrainian officials, including Deputy Chief of Staff of the President of Ukraine Kirill Tymoshenko, Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Simonenko, four deputy ministers and governors of five Ukrainian regions, resigned on Tuesday following revelations of alleged irregularities and corruption. Five more regional prosecutors were dismissed today, namely from Zaporizhia, Kirovograd, Poltava, Sumy and Chernigoj.

Following accusations of corruption and exploitation of some politicians in the war, Zelenski already announced changes in the government, regional authorities and security forces on Monday. In Ukraine, however, many suspect that some representatives of the authorities took advantage of financial aid from the West during the war.

Source: Rtvslo

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