The plant can produce up to 400 Panther tanks per year
The Germans intend to build a tank factory in Ukraine; The European Union hopes to start negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the EU this year. Perild.com highlights the main events of yesterday.
The Germans intend to build a tank plant in Ukraine
The German arms concern Rheinmetall intends to build a tank plant in Ukraine. Negotiations are already underway about this. The plant will be able to produce up to 400 Panther tanks per year. The head of the company, Armin Papperger, said that the plant can be protected from Russian air raids, and this “protection by air defense will not be difficult.”
Zelensky met with the head of the European Parliament
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met in Lviv with the head of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola. He noted that Ukraine strives to complete the implementation of the recommendations of the European Commission as soon as possible and start negotiations on joining the EU this year. In turn, Metsola also expressed her hope that negotiations on Ukraine’s accession to the EU will begin as soon as possible – this year. According to her, she is very impressed with “the progress that Ukraine has made regarding the recommendations of the European Commission.”
The Ministry of Energy estimated the end of the heating season
Ukraine is ending the heating season with a surplus of power and sufficient gas and coal reserves. This was stated by Energy Minister German Galushchenko. “We are coming out of a difficult winter fully provided with fuel – as of February 3, coal reserves in the warehouses of thermal power plants and thermal power plants amount to 1,160 thousand tons. This is 375 thousand tons more than on the same date last year,” Galushchenko said.
The Ministry of Justice summed up the results of the conference United for Justice
The Ukrainian side took part in the United for Justice conference. The main purpose of the event is to give a legal assessment of the war unleashed by Russia. Key accents are the creation of the Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression of the Russian Federation, as well as the Compensation Mechanism. The Ministry of Justice emphasized that this event is of a very high level. For three days, the first persons of our state and leaders of international legal institutions, heads of relevant ministries of partner countries took part in various panels.
Britain to give Ukraine twice as many Challenger 2 tanks – ambassador
Britain, in some cases, provides more assistance to Ukraine than Kyiv requested. In particular, the number of Challenger 2 tanks transferred to the Armed Forces of Ukraine will double. This was stated by the Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK Vadym Prystaiko. He noted that Ukraine requested 14 Challenger 2 tanks from Britain, but after the visit of President Volodymyr Zelensky, it became known that their number would double.
Commander of the SOF visited Bakhmut
Commander of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Khorenko checked the work of his units in Bakhmut. On the spot, he worked out a number of pressing issues on organizing the work of units of the Special Operations Forces. Later, a representative of the Eastern Group of Forces, Sergei Cherevaty, said that there was no mass withdrawal of Ukrainian troops in Bakhmut, but there was a planned rotation.
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