Despite tough sanctions, microchips produced by Dutch companies still make their way to Russia, according to a journalistic investigation by NOS and Nieuwsuur.
"Many millions" of microchips that were reportedly supplied to the Russian Federation from the beginning of a full-scale invasion of Ukraine until December inclusive.
According to journalists, exports are carried out through intermediaries. Several hundred shipments were sent to three Russian companies associated with defense sector. …
Belgium will deliver to Ukraine the "largest to date" package of military assistance, the total cost of which amounts to 92 million euros, said Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo during a press conference.
The aid package will include AMRAAM anti-aircraft missiles used in NASAMS air defense systems, anti-tank weapons, grenades, FN Minimi machine guns, FN SCAR rifles and ammunition, as well as light armored vehicles. The number of weapons was not disclosed for security reasons.
Ukraine will receive 321 tanks from Western partners as part of military assistance, which will help it resist the aggression of the Russian Federation, said the Ukrainian Ambassador to France Vadym Omelchenko, reports the French TV channel BFM TV.
"We need this help as soon as possible," he said.
The diplomat also added that the delivery time depends on the type of tank and the manufacturing country.
"If you wait until August or September, it will be too late," Omelchenko summed up. …
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis indirectly accused Berlin of being afraid of putting Russia on the brink of defeat in Ukraine. "I think the most important thing we should discuss is fear,” he said on Monday, January 23, at a meeting of the EU foreign ministers in Brussels. "We must overcome the fear of defeating Russia when it comes to additional sanctions or additional military assistance to Ukraine."
Landsbergis stressed that the Europeans are deterred from strengthening …
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said that his country will create a "smaller coalition" that is ready to send some of its modern equipment and modern tanks to Ukraine if Germany still does not agree so supply Leopard 2 tanks, reported the news agency PAP.
Morawiecki stressed that Ukraine's partners will not passively observe the war and will not allow "Russia to capture Kyiv, and then set Europe on fire."
"We will create a "smaller coalition" of countries ready to donate part of …