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Canada, first Leopard 2 en route to Ukraine


“Today, a Royal Canadian Air Force aircraft departed Halifax carrying Canada’s first Leopard 2 tank to Ukraine. Canada stands with the people of Ukraine and we will continue to provide the Ukrainian Armed Forces with the equipment what they need to win.” . Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand announced it on Twitter, sharing images and a video of the tank’s expedition. “Tanks are on their way to help Ukraine. Canada’s first Leopard 2 has departed. Canada’s support for Ukraine is unwavering,” he wrote in another tweet. The Wall Street Journal reports this based on an analysis of customs data, which shows that Chinese state defense companies are shipping navigational equipment, technology and components for fighter jets to foreign companies. sanctioned Russians.

“International law is clear. Ukraine can liberate its territories by any means. Crimea is Ukraine. Therefore, threats of “retaliatory strikes” by Russian officials are only confirmation of the intention of committing mass murder and an attempt to scare in the traditional setting. Russian style. Always ignore Medvedev. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mikhaylo Podolyak wrote on Twitter, after the Russian official’s remarks that Moscow “could use nuclear weapons whether nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction are used against Russia or its allies”.

The price cap on Russian petroleum products “has been agreed with our G7 partners and will further erode Putin’s resources to wage war.

Germany has collected evidence of war crimes in Ukraine: Attorney General Peter Frank told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper, adding that he saw the need for an international trial. “Currently we are focusing on the massacres in Bucha or attacks on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure,” Frank said, adding that so far prosecutors have “three-digit” evidence. When asked who should be tried, Frank replied: Russian leaders and those who implement decisions at the highest military level should be held accountable.

“We are preparing for a possible subsequent legal proceeding, both us in Germany and with our foreign partners, as well as in an international court,” said the German public prosecutor. Germany began collecting evidence in March 2022 to prosecute possible war crimes, including interviewing Ukrainian refugees and assessing publicly available information, he said, adding that German prosecutors do not were not yet investigating specific individuals.

Ukraine and its Western allies have accused Russian forces of committing atrocities in Bucha, a satellite town of kyiv, in the aftermath of last February’s invasion. Moscow denied the allegation. Russia has also targeted key infrastructure in Ukraine but denies deliberately targeting civilians. kyiv is pushing for the creation of a special court to prosecute Russian military and political leaders whom it holds responsible for starting the war.

The International Criminal Court launched its own investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity and war crimes just days after the February 24 invasion of Moscow, but it has no jurisdiction to prosecute aggression in Ukraine . European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, visiting kyiv, said on Thursday that an international center to prosecute the crime of aggression in Ukraine should be established in The Hague.

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