“I am sincerely grateful to Chancellor Olaf Scholz and our friends Germany». The long wait for the German decision to send tanks is over leopard 2 in Ukraine and President Zelenskyy breathes a sigh of relief. The federal government has approved the two-track operation. Berlin, as well as the activation of the license for the transfer of the leopards produced by him property of other countries – as the law firm officially confirmed in a statement this morning – is preparing for dispatch 14 Tank as announced by Olaf Scholz today in his cabinet and as he should confirm in the Bundestag. Already yesterday, January 24th, the news broke that the USA and Germany were going to send their best tanks to Ukraine – the abrams for the former, ie leopard 2 for the seconds. According to “Spiegel”, Ukraine will receive a total of 80 tanks, which will be divided into two battalions of 40 vehicles each from NATO countries. According to the German newspaper, a phone call between US President Joe Biden, the German Chancellor, Olaf ScholzFrench President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
The US election and the Kremlin’s reaction
According to CNN, which quotes two White House officials who United States They would unlock sending as early as this week 30 Abrams. But to “welcome” the double announcement to send the tanks is already there Russia. American Abrams refuels Ukraine “They will burn just like the others,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said this morning, quoted by the Interfax agency. “I am convinced that many specialists understand the absurdity of such a report,” said Peskov. “From a technological point of view, this is a rather unsuccessful plan and, most importantly, a clear overestimation of the potential that will expand the Ukrainian armed forces.” “All this – repeated Peskov – will fall primarily on the shoulders of those who pay taxes in Europe, while the Americans, as always, at least will not suffer losses, but most likely will benefit.”
Prepare for the worst
“I officially confirm that an internal escalation of the war in Russia is inevitable. And different attacks are performed against different targets. Why, by whom and for what purpose is another question, and we cannot discuss that today. There isn’t enough information.” He said it today Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in an interview with blogger Michael Nucky, quoted by Ukrainian site UNIAN. Podolyak stressed that the armed forces of Ukraine They don’t attack Russia, but that the Russians can “feel the war” even in big cities. «The logic of war and escalation inside Russia will be inevitable. Like degraded and rotten cities Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg Anyone who thinks they live in a different reality will see this,” the official explained. And he emphasized that the upcoming escalation in Russia is an internal problem of the aggressor country, which will arise from “the childishness of the Kremlin leadership,” Podolyak added. The Kremlin’s response was immediate, again through the speaker’s mouth Dmitry Peskov. The statements of Mikhaylo Podolyak, Peskov said, only confirm the correctness of Moscow’s decision start the military operation in Ukraine “to protect us from this danger”. In this context, Peskov recalled alleged “terrorist attacks” that Kyiv had concocted in recent months, such as the deadly explosion of a car near Moscow last August Darya DuginaDaughter of the well-known ideologue Alexander, considered to be close to Vladimir Putin’s regime.
Photo: Ansa – Zelenskyy’s advisor Mykhailo Podolyak
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