Zelenskyy attends funeral of helicopter crash victims with tanks on his mind

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his spouse had been in Bovary close to Kyiv on Saturday for the funeral of the victims of the helicopter crash earlier this week.

Fourteen individuals died within the crash, together with a baby and Inside Minister Denys Monastyrsky, when the plane got here down close to a kindergarten. The circumstances of the incident are nonetheless unclear.

However in addition to the tragedy, the massive concern for Ukraine remains to be the dearth of settlement amongst Western allies on whether or not to ship heavy battle tanks to the nation.

Greater than 50 defence leaders met on Friday in Germany however failed to succeed in an settlement on what has develop into an pressing request from Ukrainian leaders.

Whereas US and NATO leaders denied any dissension within the ranks and praised Germany for its widespread weapons and coaching contributions to Ukraine, a smaller group of leaders met privately with the Germans to attempt to discover widespread floor.

They had been unable to forge a consensus on sending the German-made Leopard tanks.

Polish Protection Minister Mariusz Blaszczak mentioned Friday that the 15 nations that had the Leopards mentioned the difficulty however no selections had been made.

Germany has to this point resisted mounting strain to shortly provide Leopard 2 tanks to Kyiv, or at the least clear the best way for different nations, reminiscent of Poland, to ship them from their very own shares.

Ukrainian soldier Vasyl is a tank commander serving on the entrance line and has no doubts in regards to the difficulty of battle tanks.

“It is an excellent motivation for the infantry when the tanks are shut,” he mentioned.

“Their morale could be very excessive, they really feel much less worry. With Leopards and Challengers, after we begin storming we’d be unstoppable.”

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