The CDU politician Kiesewetter has denounced the course taken by the federal government in the delivery of heavy weapons to Ukraine.

He accused Chancellor Scholz (SPD) of hesitation and a game for time on Sunday evening.

CDU leader Friedrich Merz had previously criticized the government.

Kiesewetter said on the ARD program "Anne Will": "German industry made it clear on February 28 that they could very quickly upgrade around 100 Leopards and around 100 Martens." To date, however, there has been no order.

When asked why, Kiesewetter, who is a retired colonel in the Bundeswehr, said: "I am afraid that the Chancellor does not want Ukraine to win this war.

Wins in the sense that Russian troops are driven out of the country.”

Russian attacks continue

At least eight people were killed by Russian shelling on Sunday, according to Ukrainian sources.

At least seven people were killed and eight injured in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk.

At least one person was killed in a rocket attack on Malyn northwest of Kyiv.

During the night there were air raids and attacks in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Avdiivka and other Ukrainian cities and regions.

The Ukrainian military reported eleven repelled attacks by Russian troops in eastern Ukraine on Sunday.

More than 200 Russian military vehicles and three planes were destroyed during the week.

According to the Interior Ministry, a Russian pontoon bridge over the Siwerskyi Donets river in eastern Ukraine was demolished again.

Moscow reportedly ready to negotiate

According to an adviser to President Vladimir Putin, Russia is ready to resume talks with Kyiv.

However, he sees Ukraine under pressure, Vladimir Medinski said on Sunday evening on Belarusian state television.

Medinsky also did not rule out a meeting between Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

But this requires “serious preparation”, such as documents that the presidents can then sign.

There was initially no reaction to the statements from the Ukrainian side.

Ukraine suspended negotiations to end the war on Tuesday.

The Russian war of aggression in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts have pushed the number of people displaced by violence worldwide to more than 100 million for the first time on record.

This was announced by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Geneva on Monday.

“One hundred million is a blatant number – sobering and alarming at the same time.

It's a record that should never have been," said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.

Selenskyj is looking to join forces with Poland

In his video message on Monday night, Selenskyj praised the good relations with neighboring Poland and wants to "remove the pressure of the past" from relations with all neighbors "who respect us and are not occupiers of our state".

He described relations with Poland as a "historical achievement" without "old conflict legacy".

On Sunday, Polish President Andrzej Duda became the first foreign head of state to speak in the Ukrainian parliament since the start of the Russian invasion at the end of February and spoke of the intention to conclude a Polish-Ukrainian friendship agreement.

According to Zelenskyy, Ukraine wants to introduce joint customs control with Poland.

This is "the beginning of our integration into the common customs area of ​​the European Union".

In Poland, Ukrainians were given “de facto and de jure the same opportunities” as Polish citizens.

Similarly, Selenskyj wants to introduce a law in Ukraine.

That's happening this Monday

In Ukraine, the verdict is expected in the first war crimes trial against a 21-year-old Russian soldier.

He had testified that he had shot dead a civilian in the Sumy region.

Putin wants to meet the Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi to talk about cooperation between the two countries and a Union state that is currently being built.

The annual conference of the World Economic Forum (WEF) begins in Davos.

The opening speech is given by Selenskyj, who is connected digitally.

In the morning, Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) will talk about how Germany wants to become less dependent on Russian energy.

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