In total, more than 6,500 Leopard 1 tanks were manufactured.
Germany approved the delivery of 178 Leopard tanks to Ukraine; People’s deputies voted for the heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the SBU. Perild.com highlights the main events of yesterday.
The German authorities issued a permit for the export of Leopard 1 A5 battle tanks for the needs of the Ukrainian army
The Ministry of Economy and Climate Protection (BMWK) of Germany, as the formally responsible licensing authority, issued licenses to German defense companies to export up to 178 tanks. But how many Leopard 1 A5 main battle tanks will actually be delivered to Ukraine depends on the necessary repairs.
Parliament voted a number of personnel decisions
Igor Klymenko, who acted as head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs after the death of Denis Monastyrsky, has been appointed Minister of the Interior. 321 deputies voted for the relevant resolution.
The Verkhovna Rada appointed Vasily Malyuk to the post of head of the Security Service of Ukraine. The candidacy was supported by 324 people’s deputies. Malyuk said: “I am a military man and have devoted my whole life to protecting the country. There will be a cleansing of the service from traitors. A special emphasis is on the fight against collaborators at all levels.”
The government supported the draft Decrees of the President of Ukraine on the appointment of new heads of regional state administrations: Dnepropetrovsk region – Serhiy Lysak; Zaporozhye region – Yuriy Malashko; Kherson region – Alexander Prokudin.
Martial law in Ukraine extended
The Verkhovna Rada approved the decrees of President Volodymyr Zelensky on extending martial law and general mobilization from February 19 for another 90 days, until May 18. Recall that on the morning of February 24, 2022, Ukraine introduced martial law for the first time after a full-scale attack by the Russian army.
The assets of the oligarch Usmanov were nationalized
The Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine transferred almost 170 thousand tons of iron ore with an estimated cost of UAH 1.8 billion to the National Agency for the Detection, Search and Management of Assets Obtained from Corruption and Other Crimes (ARMA). The found batch of iron ore belongs to the company of the Russian oligarch, Alisher Usmanov, a member of the inner circle of the top military and political leadership of the Kremlin.
Earthquake death toll rises in Turkey
In Turkey, a series of devastating earthquakes killed 4,544 people and injured 26,721 others. The death toll in neighboring Syria has risen to 1,782 and the number of injured to 3,749.
The WHO announced the large-scale consequences of the earthquake in Turkey
A powerful earthquake in Turkey and Syria could affect the lives of 23 million people, according to WHO. According to experts, the main difficulties in the near and medium term may be experienced by the inhabitants of Syria. The elimination of the consequences of the earthquake continues.
Turkey declares earthquake-hit region as emergency zone
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency in ten provinces of the country affected by the devastating earthquake with its epicenter in the province of Kahramanmaras. Turkey is facing one of the biggest disasters not only in the history of the country, but also of the region and the world as a whole. The efforts of all state structures, personnel and equipment have been mobilized for work in the disaster zone.
President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on providing humanitarian assistance to Turkey
The President decided to provide humanitarian assistance to Turkey “in order to help overcome the consequences of the emergency situation that has developed in the Republic of Turkey as a result of the earthquake, in accordance with Article 10 of the Law of Ukraine “On Humanitarian Aid””.
Russia sold 3.6 tons of gold from the NWF
The aggressor country Russia in January for the first time sold gold from the National Welfare Fund (NWF) to cover a sharply increased budget deficit. In total, 3.6 tons of gold were sold. In addition, 2.3 billion Chinese yuan was sold for the same purpose. In total, 38.5 billion rubles were received from the sale.
An unknown layer of the mantle was found in the bowels of the Earth
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have discovered a new layer of mantle in the bowels of the Earth. It is noted that partially molten rock plays an important role in plate tectonics. The layer is located more than a hundred kilometers from the Earth’s surface.
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