Ukraine war in the live ticker: +++ 00:26 Selenskyj consultant: Ukraine talks to the allies about long-range missiles +++

Ukraine war in the live ticker
+++ 00:26 Selenskyj advisor: Ukraine is talking to the allies about long-range missiles +++

Ukraine and its allies are currently holding talks on Kiev’s requests for long-range missiles, according to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s adviser Mykhailo Podolyak. These weapons are necessary to prevent Russia from destroying Ukrainian cities, Podoliak tells the Ukrainian broadcaster Freedom. The talks progressed at a rapid pace. In his daily video message, Zelenskyy speaks of US-made ATACMS missiles with a range of 185 miles. Washington has so far refused to supply such weapons to Ukraine.

+++ 23:33 Ukraine imposes sanctions on “war accomplices” +++
Ukraine imposes sanctions on 182 companies and three individuals supporting Russia’s war. According to President Volodymir Selenskyj in his evening video message, companies and entrepreneurs who transport personnel and military equipment by train on behalf of the “aggressor state” will be punished. The confiscated available assets benefit national defense. Belarusian companies that support Russia with transports are also on the list. According to Zelensky, Ukraine is working to ensure that other states also block the companies’ assets.

+++ 22:38 Kyiv makes it clear: Delivery of fighter jets is not imminent +++
A delivery of fighter jets from allies to Kyiv is not imminent, according to Ukrainian information. After the publication of an article in the Spanish newspaper “El Pais” about a delivery of fighter jets desired by Ukraine, the impression was given in the Ukrainian media landscape that the delivery of 24 US American F-16s was imminent , criticized Yuri Ihnat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force, on Ukrainian television. Ukraine is currently only negotiating about aircraft, Ihnat clarifies. The number and types of machines have yet to be determined.

Read more about it here.

+++ 22:06 NATO Admiral: “Are ready for a direct confrontation with Russia” +++
“NATO is ready for a direct confrontation with Russia,” said the head of NATO’s military committee, Dutch admiral Rob Bauer, in an interview with Portuguese broadcaster RTP. In his opinion, Russia’s strategic goals go beyond the borders of Ukraine. However, Bauer made it clear that he did not believe in a nuclear war because Putin was not crazy.

+++ 21:12 USA set up working group to combat corruption in Ukraine +++
The US wants to set up a working group to fight corruption in Ukraine. The group is said to consist of inspectors from the Pentagon, State Department, USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and other US government agencies. It will meet monthly to “coordinate collective surveillance efforts in Ukraine, collaborate and ensure transparency,” according to media reports.

You can read earlier developments in the Ukraine war here.

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