The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been going on for 330 days. During a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that in his opinion there is no chance of peace talks between Ukraine and Russia in the near future, the UN website reported. Here are the highlights of the last hours.
> White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said: United States share Poland’s concern about Belarus’ support of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. “Washington is keeping a close eye on this close military cooperation,” Kirby added.
> The chief of the Ukrainian police Ihor Klymenko will be the acting Minister of the Interior, said Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. The previous head of this ministry, Denys Monastyrski, died in a helicopter crash in Brovary near Kiev.
> The White House believes that each country should make its own decision regarding security assistance to Ukraine, said White House spokeswoman Karin Jean-Pierre, commenting on reports that Germany will not allow their Leopard tanks to be exported to Ukraine unless the US sends their tanks there.
> The free world is being blackmailed by a terrorist country Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during an online speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. As he added, “while the free world is wondering, terrorists use this time to kill.”
> The United States is preparing another military aid package for Ukraine, which is expected to be one of the largest and will include Stryker armored combat vehicles as well as additional artillery and ammunition, Politico reported.
> During a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Secretary General UN Antonio Guterres said that in his opinion there is no chance that peace talks between Ukraine and Russia – reported on the UN website.
> President Andrzej Duda stated in Davos that Ukraine needs modern tanks and missiles to defend itself, but above all to stop the Russian offensive. – More of our help, more of our resources, equipment is needed, definitely more, because the situation is getting difficult – he said.
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