The European Commission announces unconditional support for Ukraine

A man stands stunned in front of his car, which was destroyed by a missile strike, in Donetsk.


European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said ahead of an EU-Ukraine summit next Friday that Kyiv has the bloc's unconditional support and that it must prevail in the face of Russian attacks to defend European values.

"We stand by Ukraine without any conditions," von der Leyen said in a speech during an event for her Christian Democratic Party in Dusseldorf, Germany, yesterday.

And she added that Kyiv “is fighting for common values, and it is fighting for respect for international law and the principles of democracy, and that is why Ukraine must win this war.”

In addition, violent battles took place in the city of Vogledar in eastern Ukraine, which Russian forces are trying to control, and the Russian official in the Donetsk region, Ian Gagin, said that clashes he described as "dangerous and brutal" erupted 150 kilometers from the mining city of Vogledar, which was inhabited by 15,000. Nesma before the war, pointing out that the Russian forces were stationed in the southeast and east of the city.

Ukraine's ambassador to France, Vadym Omelchenko, told BFM TV that several countries had promised to send a total of 321 heavy tanks to Kiev, adding: "The terms of delivery are different for each case, and we need this help as quickly as possible." Omelchenko did not provide a breakdown of the number of tanks per country.

Several Western countries, led by Germany and the United States, announced last Thursday that they would send tanks to Ukraine, and Russia vowed to burn Western tanks if they were delivered to Kyiv. 

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