Biden sends 31 Abrams tanks to Kiev. But Zelensky relaunches: 'We need long-range missiles'

Joe Biden hears from Meloni, Scholz, Macron and Sunak. Then he announces the sending of 31 Abrams tanks. Berlin will send 14 Leopards. But Kiev raises. He asks for warships, fighter jets and announces that he can strike the Kremlin: 'Escalation in Russia is inevitable'. Putin: 'There are American occupation troops in Germany'

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Joe Biden speaks with Giorgia Meloni, Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron and Rishi Sunak. He then announces the sending of 31 tanks Abrams . Berlin will send 14 tanks Leopard 2 and others will come from Western countries. But it will be months before they can enter the field. Kiev raises and asks for fighter and fighter ships. Ukrainian 007s aim to hit Moscow. Vladimir Putin: 'There are US occupation troops in Germany'. And he swears: “We will not allow threats to our historic territories.” - Photo | video 1 | video 2 | video 3 | video 4 | video 5 | video 6 | video 7

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TANKS COMING SOON - Eventually the Western coalition regrouped. Biden heard the premiers of Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Italy and then gave a speech at the White House: “Putin expected that Europe and the United States would ease decisions. He expected our support for Ukraine to crumble over time. He was wrong. We will be united in supporting Kiev, which is why we have decided to send 31 tanks Abrams to Ukraine in the face of a situation that was becoming critical on the ground. It will still take some time. In these moments we must show ourselves united, above all to defend the sovereignty and integrity of an invaded country. Kiev will achieve strategic goals with our help, but the tanks will not be an offensive threat against Russia. We are especially grateful to the German Chancellor. On the part of Germany it was a real acceleration”. As for Italy, he will send 'artillery' as he has done so far. Berlin pledged to send 14 Leopard 2 , to which must be added the same number from Poland and 14 Challenger 2 from Great Britain. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg wrote on Twitter: “I warmly welcome the leadership of Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Germany in supplying tanks Leopard 2 to Ukraine in consultation with other NATO allies and partners: at a critical moment in the war against Russia, these tanks can help Ukraine defend itself, win and prevail as an independent nation.”

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THE RELAUNCH OF KIEV - But in Kiev it immediately relaunches. The 007s let it be known that the Kremlin is now within the range of Ukrainian military means and for this reason Moscow would have started deploying air defense systems. Zelensky's adviser, Mykhailo Podolyak, speaking to blogger Michael Nucky, is even more explicit: “I officially confirm that an internal escalation of the war in Russia is inevitable. And different attacks will be carried out against different targets. Why, by whom and for what purpose is another matter, and we cannot discuss it today. There is not enough information.' With the weapons supplied, in essence, Kiev intends to respond to the center of Russian territory. Not only. On Twitter, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba asks the West for more: 'We have new tasks ahead: Western-style fighter planes, sanctions, implementation of the peace formula.' His deputy, Andrij Melnyk, does the same in an interview with the German broadcaster NTV : 'Now we also need F16s, F35s, Eurofighters, Tornados and warships.' And in the evening, Zelensky also raises the bar, in the usual video message to the nation: 'It is very important that there is progress in other aspects of our defense cooperation. I spoke today with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. We also need to open up to the supply of long-range missiles to Ukraine, expand our cooperation in artillery, think about supplying aircraft for Ukraine. The more defense support our heroes at the front receive from the world, the sooner Russia's aggression will end and the more reliable will be the security guarantees for Ukraine and all our allies after the war. But it is still Scholz who tries to stop the escalation, answering a question to the Bundestag: “Germany and NATO will not send fighters or soldiers. That there will be no fighter jets I have already made clear very early on. And I repeat it here too. We won't. And this decision has not and will not change. We will not send NATO soldiers to Ukraine under any circumstances. It hasn't happened so far and it won't happen in the future. You can trust this.'

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MOSCOW'S REACTION - Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Kremlin, claims that the new tanks 'will burn in the same way as the others'. And, on Podolyak's threats about possible attacks on Russian cities, he considers them 'a confirmation of the correctness' of Moscow's decision to launch the special operation. The Russian ambassador to Germany Sergey Nechaev instead judges the German decision 'highly dangerous' given that it 'brings the conflict to a new level' and 'destroys what remains of mutual trust, inflicting irreparable damage'. Putin speaks to Tass , about Berlin's change of line: 'The American forces in Germany are occupation troops, in legal and effective terms.' And he just adds: 'We will not allow threats to our historic territories.'

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WAR FRONTS - Meanwhile, according to Ukrainian sources, Moscow is preparing to concentrate attacks in Donetsk. Deputy Defense Minister Ganna Malyar writes in a note: 'The enemy is intensifying the pressure in the Bakhmut and Vugledar sectors. Now in the Donbass, compared to their superior number of soldiers and weapons, we have the advantage of a professional military command and the courage of the soldiers'. A Russian air strike was made on Zaporizhzhia and destroyed a house. A woman would have remained under the rubble. Beryslav was then bombed in the Kherson region: “The Russians intentionally attacked a place in the middle of the day where many people gather. Enemy bullets hit a local grocery store while people were inside,” he reports Ukrainian truth . Kiev admits it has lost Soledar and the heads of the secret services claim that there are 6,000 Putin's soldiers in Belarusian territory. Finally, Zelensky signed a new decree which sanctions 22 Russian Orthodox religious, including bishops, archbishops and metropolitans: their assets and funds have been blocked for five years.