Day 445 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Missile Strikes on the Hometown of the Ukrainian participants in "Eurovision”
Day 445 of the invasion of Ukraine. Summary of key events in the last 24 hours:
- Zelensky is visiting Germany
- Zelensky spoke in Rome with Pope Francis, President Mattarella and Prime Minister Meloni
- Rocket fire over the hometown of the Ukrainian participants in "Eurovision"
- Two Russian military planes and two helicopters have been shot down near Ukraine, a Russian newspaper reported
Zelensky is visiting Germany
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky arrived in Germany after the government in Berlin announced that it was preparing the largest military aid package for Kyiv since the beginning of the Russian aggression.
The Ukrainian president is arriving in Germany for the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine in February last year. Zelensky commented that his visit was devoted to the issue of very important supplies of weapons for the Ukrainian defense, in particular air defense systems.
The visit was preceded by an announcement by Berlin that it was planning new aid for Kyiv worth 2.7 billion euros. The package will include 30 Leopard 1 tanks, lots of armored vehicles, drones, air defense systems, missiles and ammunition.
According to German sources, Volodymyr Zelensky will talk to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Olaf Scholz. He would later travel to Aachen to receive the Charlemagne Prize.
The European Union must speed up the supply of ammunition to Ukraine, insisted Josep Borrell, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. He pointed out that Ukrainian fighters need 1,000 artillery shells every day in the battle for Bakhmut alone.