Contents tagged with Melnyk

  • Kyiv asks Berlin to triple the number of Leopard tanks supplied to Ukraine

    Kyiv asks Germany for even more tanks. "First of all, the Ukrainian army needs a much larger number of Western tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and other armored vehicles," said Andriy Melnyk, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister and former ambassador to Germany, in an interview with Der Tagesspiegel.

    He explained that due to the loss of some transferred weapons in battles, "each Leopard 2 is literally worth its weight in gold for the decisive offensive" of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. According …

  • Germany blocks delivery of anti-drone jamming guns to Ukraine

    The German representative on the supervisory board of the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) blocked the delivery of anti-drone jamming guns to Ukraine, reports the Ukrainian newspaper Dzerkalo Tyzhnia (the Mirror Weekly), citing its sources.

    According to the newspaper, Kyiv has already paid for the shipment of these anti-drone mitigation systems from Lithuania.

    The previous German government refused on principle to sell weapons, even defense weapons. According to the newspaper’s …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany: Ukraine will consider restoring its nuclear status if not accepted in NATO

    If Ukraine is not accepted into NATO, it may consider restoring its nuclear status to defend against Russia, said Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany Andriy Melnyk on Deutschlandfunk radio.

    According to him, to date, about 90,000 Russian military personnel have been transferred to the borders of Ukraine, the annexed Crimea and territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control. The intelligence information indicates that their number will increase to 110,000.

    The Ambassador drew …