North Korea condemns Washington’s decision to send tanks to Ukraine
North Korea on Friday condemned Washington’s decision to send tanks to Ukraine, saying the United States is fomenting a “proxy war” to destroy Russia.
Washington “continues to cross the red line,” Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, said in a statement Friday, accusing the United States of being responsible for the war in Ukraine.
On Wednesday, US President Joe Biden pledged to send 31 Abrams tanks, one of the US military’s most capable and advanced combat vehicles, to Kyiv.
Why France is reluctant to supply Mirage 2000 aircraft to Ukraine
So far, Ukrainian hopes have largely focused on strengthening western heavy tanks, Start with German Leopard-2s. Now that Ukraine has got the guarantee So that these are satisfied, she asks for fighter planes.
“We must also allow the delivery of long-range missiles to Ukraine, that is important. We must also (…) allow the dispatch of combat aircraft,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy demanded on Wednesday.
However, France is reluctant to provide its Mirage 2000.
>> You can read the rest in our full article.
Ukrainian Ambassador to France announces that 321 heavy tanks were promised by Westerners
Vadym Omelchenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to France, said Friday on the BFMTV set that there were more than 300 tanks Western countries promise in Kyiv to defend themselves against Russian soldiers.
“Today, many countries officially confirmed their agreement to supply 321 heavy tanks to Ukraine,” the diplomat said through our antenna.
However, Ukraine will have to be patient. “As for delivery times, they vary from case to case,” he said.
>> Find out more in our article.
The deserter from the Wagner group claims to have seen his comrades being shot while fleeing the front
A former Russian Wagner Group mercenary who fled to Norway said he saw some of his comrades being shot at as they tried to flee the Ukrainian front, his lawyer told Portal.
Andrei Medvedev, 26, fled Russia in mid-January to seek refuge near Oslo, Norway. He says he feared for his life after seeing Russian prisoners recruited by the Wagner group being killed or mistreated.Andrei Medvedev during his conversation with Vladimir Osechkin. © YouTube screenshot
He was released by Norwegian police this week after being arrested under the Immigration Act.
The IOC does not respond to Ukraine’s call for the 2024 Olympics, Zelenskyy invites its leader to the Ukrainian front
Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Friday denounced the “hypocrisy” of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) when the committee failed to respond to repeated calls by the Ukrainian president to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2024 Olympics.
“It is obvious that every neutral flag of Russian athletes is stained with blood,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy denounced in his daily video address.
“I am inviting Mr. Bach to Bakhmout so he can see with his own eyes that there is no such thing as neutrality,” he added, inviting the head of the IOC to visit a city considered one of the hottest in the war with Russia .
>> Find the full article here.
Emmanuel Macron assures he will continue to ‘talk to Russia’
French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday assured that he would continue to “talk to Russia” despite the criticism surrounding it, but also urged China to speak out against the “imperialist war” in Ukraine.
“All our countries have a position to defend, one of respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity (…) regardless of the friendships, the alliances that we can cultivate,” he said at a reception at the Élysée to mark the Lunar New Year.
“Some in other times could accuse me of speaking to Russia and I will continue to speak to Russia,” he assured.
>> Find our full article on the subject here.
Poland delivers 60 more tanks to Ukraine
In addition to 14 German-made Leopard 2 tanks, Poland will supply Ukraine with about 60 tanks, including 30 PT-91s, a modernized version of the Soviet T-72.
The decision was welcomed by Volodymyr Zelensky. “I thank (…) for such important decisions to provide Ukraine with 60 Polish tanks, including 30 PT-91s, as well as 14 Leopards,” he said on Twitter.
Fierce fighting for control of Vougledar in eastern Ukraine
Ukrainian troops are in a “bitter” confrontation with Russian forces trying to capture Vougledar, southwest of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has intensified in recent days.
“Soon, Vougledar could become a very important new success for us,” Denis Pushilin, head of the Moscow-appointed Donetsk region, said on Friday.
Both sides have claimed victory, but Kyiv says the city remains contested.
Welcome to this direct message dedicated to the news of Saturday, January 28 related to the war in Ukraine.