The turning point of Berlin
The pressure on the German chancellor had grown noticeably on Saturday, after receiving Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki and Lithuanian President Nauseda in the chancellery. It was the Warsaw leader in particular who gave the Germans “selfish”, and defined a “joke”, in front of journalists, the delivery of 5 thousand helmets for the Ukrainians announced by Germany in recent weeks. According to Poland, the goal of the trilateral was precisely to “shake consciences” in Berlin.
Rome: “Ready to contribute with 3,400 men”
Belgium will send 2,000 machine guns and 3,800 tons of fuel, while new Italian aid, including military ones, should arrive in the next few days. The government will send other Eurofighter military aircraft eastwards and will support the defense of the Ukrainian people by bringing in protective equipment and materials such as helmets, flak jackets and bomb detectors. Ready, premier Draghi announced speaking in the House, “about 1,400 men and women of the Army, Navy and Air Force, and with an additional 2,000 soldiers available”.
Paris decision pending
Similar initiatives are expected from French President Emmanuel Macron, according to whom “this war will last a very long time”. Today it is no coincidence that EU foreign ministers meet precisely to evaluate the activation of the European Peace Facility: essentially funds and equipment for the defense of Kiev. “We will facilitate the delivery of military aid, democratic Ukraine will prevail,” announced the President of the European Council Charles Michel in a tweet.
From the US $ 350 million in military aid Estonia managed to send old howitzers bought in the past from Germany. The government of Tallin, together with the other Baltic countries, has also decided to close the airspace to Russian companies and asked the other European states to do the same. The supplies come on top of the additional $ 350 million in US military aid announced by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.