Macron: "Russia cannot & must not prevail. As long as it attacks, it will be necessary for us to continue (...) the military support necessary to preserve Ukraine...this evening we will discuss together [Scholz] the operational needs of Ukraine" https://t.co/brhnXmIIn9
Makes a lot of sense. Fighter jet expectations seem a bit inflated this afternoon. But probability of Ukraine getting fast jets at some point is now fairly high.
Eurofighter Typhoon is not a good option for Ukraine.
“We will also ensure, consistent with our legal systems, that Russia has no access to the assets we have frozen…until it ends… its violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. We will pursue all lawful routes to ensure that Russian assets are made available…”
London Declaration: “The UK is working with Ukraine to help develop their longer-term force structures and capabilities, to reverse Russian gains and build towards a deterrence force of the future.” https://t.co/QYReQfv1cG
Sunak says Ukraine will be operating Challenger 2s by March. “The Ukrainian crews who arrived last week will be using Challenger 2 tanks to defend Ukraine’s sovereign territory next month.” Maybe they will take part in an offensive after all … https://t.co/456Y44yUnw
Estonian intel: "In the autumn of 2022, Belarus also began to supply Russia with T-72 tanks. According to our information, Russia’s Defence Ministry also demanded that Belarusian experts be sent to Russia to repair equipment damaged in the war in Ukraine." https://t.co/Nh66i4g6vB
What an army. “Ukraine has released extraordinary video footage that appears to show Russian fighters dragging their badly wounded commander away from the battlefield, and then beating him violently with what appear to be shovels.” https://t.co/mbNU0LI8eh