Scholz decided to send Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine; A series of high-profile resignations took place in Ukraine: from the president’s office to the Ministry of Defense. Korespondent.net highlights the main events of yesterday.
Germany sends Leopards to Ukraine
The government of Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz decided – Germany will send to Ukraine Leopard 2 tanks. According to journalists, we are talking about the transfer of at least one company of Leopard 2A6 tanks (14 vehicles). The German government also wants to allow allied countries to supply these tanks to Ukraine, particularly Poland and the Scandinavian countries.
In Ukraine, a number of officials were dismissed
Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko resigned. On the morning of January 24, he published a photo of the resignation letter on the Telegram channel. The President of Ukraine has already signed a decree on Tymoshenko’s resignation. The day before, Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced about “personnel decisions” among officials of various levels, in particular in law enforcement agencies.
The Deputy Minister of Defense resigned of Ukraine Vyacheslav Shapovalov, who was responsible for the rear support of the Armed Forces after the investigation into the purchase of food for the Ukrainian military at inflated prices. The head of the department, Oleksiy Reznikov, supported the request of his deputy and addressed the relevant submission to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
Prosecutor General Andriy Kostin signed the order on voluntary dismissal from the administrative position of Deputy Prosecutor General Oleksiy Simonenko. According to Ukrainian Pravda journalist Mykhailo Tkach, during the martial law period, Symonenko went on vacation abroad, contrary to the direct prohibition of President Volodymyr Zelenskyi.
In addition, Deputy Minister of Community Developmentterritories and infrastructure, Ivan Lukerya resigned at his own request.
And Deputy Minister of Community Development and the territory of Ukraine Vyacheslav Negoda announced his resignation from his post.
At a meeting on Tuesday, the Government of Ukraine approved draft decrees of the President of Ukraine regarding release of five heads regional administrations – Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Kyiv, Sumy and Kherson. According to the media, Reznichenko applied for dismissal himself, with regard to the other heads of the regional state administration, it is said that they were dismissed by agreement of the parties.
The first case of infection with a new subspecies of the Kraken coronavirus strain was recorded in Ukraine
The Ministry of Health recalled that according to the World Health Organization, XBB.1.5 does not have specific mutations that could make it more dangerous than other subvariants. However, compared to the previous strains, it is the most effective evades the immune response human and can cause serious diseases in the elderly and people with weakened immunity.
In Belarus, military personnel have begun deconserving equipment
One of the mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Belarus started deconserve military equipment from long-term storage. The decanning, as stated in Minsk, is taking place within the framework of joint military exercises between Belarus and Russia.
Information on more than 30,000 crimes committed by the Russian Federation in Ukraine has been collected
More than 30 organizations of Ukraine, which are engaged in human rights protection, united in March on the initiative of the Tribunal for Putin. To date, in the database they jointly document, contains more than 30,500 crimes.
The US and Israel have begun the largest joint military exercises in history
In maneuvers that will cover all spheres of hostilities, including space and electronic warfare, will involve 100 American and 42 Israeli aircraft. According to a senior Pentagon official, 6,500 US servicemen and 1,100 Israeli soldiers will be involved in the exercise.
Demand for Ukrainian-speaking workers is growing in Poland
Starting from August 2022, fixed peak demand growth on Ukrainian-speaking workers in Poland: this is attributed to the fact that over 10,000 Ukrainian companies were registered in Poland for the period of January – September 2022. So, if a few years ago requests from employers for employees with knowledge of Ukrainian were on average 200-250 per year, then in the second half of 2022 the number of requests has already exceeded a thousand. With the beginning of 2023, the dynamics continues to grow.
Metropolitan Epiphany of Kyiv and All Ukraine is on his first official visit to Rome
The head of the OCU as part of the delegation of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations will take participation in a meeting with the Pope Francis and a number of heads of institutes of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for inter-Christian and inter-religious dialogue, interaction with Ukraine and dissemination of information.
Ukraine was included in the list of nominees for the Academy Award
This year the leader in the number of nominations became the film “All the time and at the same time” – presented in 11 categories. The tapes “On the Western Front Without Changes” and “Banshee Inishinin” received 9 nominations each. In the Best Documentary Feature Film nomination, the film “House of Rocks” by Danish film director Simon Lehreng Vilmont, co-produced by Ukraine, Denmark and Sweden, was awarded. It tells about social workers who, against the background of the war in Ukraine, work in a special orphanage near the front line.
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