One hundred tanks ready to leave for Kiev. Moscow: 'A provocation by the United States'

One hundred Leopard tanks from Western countries are just waiting for the OK from Berlin to be sent to Kiev. Given almost certainly the sending of the American Abrams tanks. Ukraine has sufficient gas and coal reserves for the winter, but is overwhelmed by the corruption scandal: four deputy ministers and a deputy prosecutor are missing. The Kremlin: “Insatiable Vampires”

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There are one hundred tanks Leopard of Western countries ready to leave for Kiev and only awaiting the formal ok from Berlin. Germany says it will examine the case with 'due urgency'. The Ukrainian media are already waiting today for the announcement of the sending of American tanks Abrams . And Moscow speaks of a 'provocation'. Having received the good news that gas and coal will be enough to get through the winter, Volodymyr Zelensky is however grappling with corruption in his government: four deputy ministers and a deputy prosecutor are missing. The sarcastic Kremlin: “Insatiable vampires”. - Photo | video 1 | video 2 | video 3 | video 4 | video 5 | video 6 | video 7

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THE HUNDRED TANKS - Olaf Scholz has not yet decided anything about sending his tanks Leopard 2 . Poland asked Berlin if it could send those it bought from Germany. The premier of Warsaw Mateusz Morawiecki says: 'We will request reimbursement from the European Union, it will be another test of goodwill.' And again: 'I hope this response from Germany will arrive soon, because the Germans are delaying, dodging, acting in a way that is difficult to understand'. The German government says it will examine the request with 'due urgency'. But Poland is not alone: ​​12 countries have agreed to supply Zelensky with theirs Leopard , for a total of about 100 tanks, he reports Abc News . These include Finland, Spain, Holland and Denmark. Washington officially does not take a position on Scholz's hesitations: 'It is a sovereign decision of each country to decide which weapons to send to Ukraine' explains White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre in a press briefing. For the Wall Street Journal however, the United States would now be inclined to send a fair number of tanks Abrams : the Ukrainian media assume it for sure, expecting the official announcement already today. And the Ukrainian president cuts it short, in his usual evening speech: 'As for the modern tanks we need, discussions must end with decisions'. Moscow's reactions come first from Foreign Minister Sergej Lavrov, who says that with the arrival of the tanks 'nothing good will come'. Then, in the night, Anatoly Antonov, Russian ambassador to the US, writes on Telegram that the United States is 'deliberately trying to inflict a strategic defeat on us'. Joe Biden's administration, he continues, 'gives the green light to the use of American assistance to attack Crimea. He covers crimes against the population of Donbass, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. More and more officials and experts in America are acknowledging that this is a 'proxy war' with our country. If the United States decides to supply tanks, then justifying such a step with arguments about defensive weapons will definitely not work. This would be another blatant provocation against Russia.'

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THE CORRUPTION SCANDAL - But the corruption scandal broke out in Ukraine, brought to light precisely in the local media. The first to get into trouble was the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Vasyl Lozynsky, caught in the act while collecting a bribe of 400,000 dollars to facilitate the signing of contracts for the repair of the electricity system. In the investigation, Lozynsky was also targeted for the purchase of the generators, which would have been paid at inflated prices. Within a few hours came the resignations of Vyacheslav Negoda and Ivan Lukerya, number two respectively in the ministries of Communications and Territories and Development. And that of the Deputy Attorney General of the State Oleksiy Symonenko, whose luxurious holidays in Spain emerge. Finally, the number two of the presidential office Kyrylo Tymoshenko, accused of having used an SUV donated by the General Motors to help the civilian population. Zelensky appointed Oleksiy Kuleba, governor of Kiev, to replace him. And he sacked four other governors. Moscow's reaction is sarcastic, through the mouth of the Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, who speaks of a 'new division of the cake'. And she adds on Telegram that there is 'only a piece left of the cake, but these insatiable vampires keep sharing it'.

War in Ukraine, hell behind but winter ahead - guard

SUFFICIENT GAS AND COAL - The premier of Kiev Denys Shmyhal takes stock of the winter, explaining that, if it is true that the Kremlin has damaged 40% of the energy infrastructure, it is equally true that 'for now, all of Russia's attempts to plunge Ukraine into 'darkness have failed”. In fact, he underlines that there are 'sufficient reserves to continue and end the heating season in a normal way' given that the country has 'about 11 billion cubic meters of gas and almost 1.2 million tons of coal in deposits'. In the meantime, enemy troops have bombed Kharkiv, causing 5 wounded. While Sky News reveals that Chris Parry and Andrew Bagshaw, the two British volunteers reported missing since 7 January, were killed at Soledar. The investigations into the helicopter that crashed in Brovary with 14 people on board, including the Minister of the Interior Denys Monastirsky in the meantime would have ruled out sabotage or an attack, leaning towards a pilot error, which flew too low in poor visibility conditions to avoid missile attacks. Writes the Ukrainian site : “There was fog, there wasn't enough visibility, he couldn't see the red lights on the condominiums. When a building loomed in front of him, he had no more room to maneuver. Suddenly the aircraft began to spin and fell on the Brovary kindergarten'. On the international front, if the Pentagon lets it be known that it will increase the production of 155 mm projectiles sixfold, up to 90,000 a month in two years, Ankara blocks the entry of Sweden and Finland into NATO, postponing indefinitely the negotiations. Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian president, claims instead that he had received from Kiev the offer of a 'non-aggression pact'. And he comments: “I don't know why the Ukrainians do this. On the one hand, they ask us not to fight with them under any circumstances, so that our troops do not move there. On the other hand, they prepare this explosive mixture and arm themselves'. And Russia is preparing military reforms. General Valery Gerasimov reveals it, explaining the reasons as follows: 'Today the new threats are the expansionist ambition of NATO at the expense of Sweden and Finland, as well as the use of Ukraine as an instrument for a hybrid war against our country .”

Kiev in the frost and in the dark. Klitschko: “Terrible winter. We must prepare to evacuate the city' - guard