D.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky has vehemently rejected suggestions that the Kiev government provide Russia with regional concessions to end the war. “No matter what the Russian government does, there will always be someone: their interests will be taken into account,” Zhelensky said in a video conference late in the evening.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger suggested that Ukraine give up Crimea, which annexed Russia in 2014. “Mr Kissinger does not have 2022 on his calendar, but 1938, and he does not speak in Davos, but in Munich he believes he is speaking to an audience at the time.”
In 1938, Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany reached an agreement in Munich, which gave Adolf Hitler land in Czechoslovakia and forced him to avoid regional expansion. “Those who advise Ukraine to give something to Russia will never see these ‘great world political figures’, ordinary people, ordinary Ukrainians, millions of people living in territory who want to trade for illusory peace.”
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5:30 am – Stroke-Zimmerman: Inventory for arms ring exchange
Mary-Agnes Strock-Zimmerman, chair of the Security Council, wants to calculate what is known as the so-called ring exchange to support Ukraine with arms. The FDP politician told the German Press Agency that clear arrangements must be made for the transfer of arms from Soviet production to Ukraine’s allies.
“At the end of the war, the world should not feel that Germany was a complete breakman and a loser because we could not organize and communicate,” Strock-Zimmerman said. Germany organized humanitarian aid and provided valuable military supplies and weapons.
“The principal has a bridle and can play with toys accordingly. I try to understand why he did not do that. Is it because of hope or because of his party? ” Stroke-Zimmerman told Olaf Scholes (SPD). “And the Union defense minister is loyal to him, but it is their job to clear the mess.
Strock-Zimmerman responded to harsh criticism from Poland, where there is an expectation that modern military equipment from Germany will be immediately available for arms supply to Ukraine. Other eastern NATO partners have previously expressed dissatisfaction with the federal government.
“Eastern European allies are concerned with Leopard 2. When the rings were replaced they were not clear in practice how this process would work. I could not imagine that a timeline was not specified,” Strock-Zimmerman said. “Unfortunately, this again shows that relations with Germany and its allies are not clear enough. For this, a coordinator in the House of Representatives responsible for regulating the supply of arms is needed.”
12:02 am – Deutsche Bahn wants to help Ukraine further in grain exports
Deutsche Bahn (DB) wants to provide additional support to Ukraine for grain exports. “In view of the impending famine in some parts of the world and the enormous need to export millions of tons of Ukrainian grain to the world, we as DP Cargo will coordinate with the Central Government to arrange more orders and train journeys,” says DP Cargo. Boss Sikrit Nikuta Editorial Network Germany.
DB Cargo, with its subsidiaries in Poland and Romania, currently operates several trains a day to various ports with grain. “The task now is to expand these agricultural exports. The target is permanent links with ports in the North Sea and the Black Sea and Mediterranean. ”
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about 25 million tons of grain are currently trapped in Ukraine. So the country is urgently looking for alternatives. However, as there are different gauges, freight trains have to be reloaded at the border.
9:38 pm – WTO criticizes restrictions on food exports in some countries
In view of the global food crisis, the head of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has appealed to individual nations not to restrict exports of staple foods. “We are trying to tell members to lift export restrictions and restrictions,” Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala told the World Economic Forum in Davos. “We do not want the situation to worsen and lead to a rise in prices.”
Earlier, India had decided to reduce sugar exports after banning the sale of wheat abroad. New Delhi said the aim of the decision was to “maintain domestic availability and price stability during the sugar season”. India is the second largest producer and exporter of sugar after Brazil.
The Russian occupation war in Ukraine has severely affected exports of fertilizers, wheat and other commodities from both Russia and Ukraine. In response, Okonjo-Ivela said, “We now have 41 food export restrictions or restrictions in 22 countries.” It’s not just about food, it’s about seeds and fertilizers.
According to its employer, the WTO hopes that the imposition of such restrictions will prevent member states. “Transparency helps,” Okonjo-Ivela said. “It helps to put pressure on members or nations.”
9:37 pm – Selenskyj wants visa requirements for Russians
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky wants Russians to have a visa when entering Ukraine. On Wednesday, he backed a related online petition with nearly 27,000 signatures since February.
“In the context of the full-scale Russian occupation, the issue raised is important and urgent,” he wrote. He sees the need to restrict the entry of Russian citizens into Ukraine. The government under Prime Minister Denis Schmidt was appointed with an order.
In principle, there is no visa requirement between Ukraine and Russia. However, in recent years there have been restrictions on the entry of Russians into Ukraine, and many individuals have been barred from entering the country. On February 28, after the Russian invasion, Ukraine generally banned the entry of Russian citizens.
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