U.K. Challenger tank training begins for Ukrainian troops : NPR
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Here’s a look ahead and a roundup of key developments from the past week.
What to see
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The International Monetary Fund releases its latest World Economic Outlook (Tuesday morning in Singapore, Monday evening ET). the IMF has he stressed that the war between Russia and Ukraine is a major factor causing economic decline and recession in some countries.
A group of leaders of the European Commission is expected to visit Ukraine on Thursday and the leaders of the European Union are planning to organized a summit with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy the next day.
On Sunday the EU ban on Russian oil products comes into force.
What happened last week
The United States and Germany have announced that they will send tanks to Ukraine, after months of resistance to the repeated demands of the Ukrainian government. Germany also said that other countries, such as Poland, could give Ukraine their German-made Leopard 2 tanks.
Wave of resignations, dismissals related to corruption and reassignments shook the Ukrainian government.
Ukraine’s military has acknowledged Russia’s takeover of Soledar, withdraw from the eastern city after a hard battle. Russian forces continued their offensive around Bakhmut and other parts of the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine.
The new US Ambassador to Russia Lynne Tracy has arrived in Moscow, at a time of high tensions between the two governments over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. On Monday, Tracy was Allegedly heckled from the protesters as she went to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to present her credentials[letfil-Ministerutal-AffarijietBarraninRussubiextippreżental-kredenzjalitag[ha
Estonia and Latvia he told the ambassadors of Russia you leave after the Kremlin said it fired the Estonian ambassador and cut relations with the Baltic member state of NATO because of what it called “Russophobia”.
The US and Germany pledge tanks to Ukraine, signaling heavy fighting to come.
Germany agrees to send its Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine after weeks of pressure.
Why tanks can change the game for Ukraine.
Pressures on Ukraine’s power grid pose a challenge to US aid delivery.
Even after a century, tanks still play a major role in warfare.
Former US ambassador to NATO talks to NPR’s Morning Edition about how battle tanks can impact war.
President Zelenskyy shakes up Ukraine’s Cabinet amid corruption allegations.
Ukraine’s fight against corruption is not new. He is still trying.
The US permanent representative to NATO talks with NPR’s Michel Martin about Ukraine’s anti-corruption efforts.
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