German Foreign Minister makes a surprise visit to kyiv

Annalena Baerbock arrived in kyiv (@ABaerbock)

The German Foreign Minister, annalena baerbock, arrived this Saturday in kyiv in an unannounced visit with the purpose, he said, of “showing that we will be supporting Ukraine as long as necessary with arms shipments and with humanitarian and financial aid.”

“I have come to Ukraine to show that they can continue to trust us,” he said upon arrival, according to local media.

Baerbock stressed that for six months Ukrainians have been fighting “for their lives, their families and their friends” with which they defend “not only their right to peace and freedom but also our European order”.

The green politician traveled to kyiv from Poland in a special train accompanied by a small delegation.

Baerbock will meet as his Ukrainian counterpart Dimitri Kuleba. Other points of the program have not been revealed for security reasons.

With his visit, Baerbock said, he also wants to send a signal to Germany against the danger of fatigue among citizens in efforts to maintain solidarity with Ukraine.

According to the minister, it is clear to her that Russian President Vladimir “Putin bets that we get tired of being in solidarity with Ukraine”.

“He believes that he can divide our society with lies and extort energy supply from us. He believes that he can take away our strength to defend ourselves from this attack on all of our values,” he said.

“That’s something you shouldn’t be successful at,” he added.

Vladimir Putin (Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS)
Vladimir Putin (Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS) (SPUTNIK/)

Russian police hunt down local leaders who called for Vladimir Putin’s ouster

A group of district council members from St. Petersburgthe hometown of President Vladimir Putin, called for the Russian leader to be charged with treason and be removed from office, in a rare but brazen protest against the war in Ukraine.

The brave measure of Smolninsky District Council provoked a predictable reaction fast Y unfriendly. One day after the resolution against Putin was made public, a local police station told lawmakers they were facing legal charges “due to actions aimed at discrediting the current Russian government”.

The district council’s statement came in the form of a request to the Russian parliament, the State Duma, and stated that Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine on February 24 caused massive loss of life, turned countless Russian men into disabled veterans, hampered the national economy, and accelerated NATO‘s eastward expansion.

A second municipal council in the district Lomonosovsky of Moscow followed suit and voted on a similar motion calling for Putin’s resignation. Open criticism of Putin is rare, and while the two motions were little more than symbolic statements, they represented a notable public reproach. They also served as evidence that public support for the war in Ukraine it is not universal, and it could be eroding, as a recent survey of Russian public opinion has revealed.

We believe that the decision made by President Putin to launch the special military operation is detrimental to the security of Russia and its citizens.”, said the Smolninsky document presented on Wednesday night.


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