It’s the 50th week of the russia-Ukraine war, and here’s the recap of what happened lately.
Oscar-winning director, Michel Hazanavicius, visited Kyiv
Michel Hazanavicius, a renowned French film director, has become the first French ambassador for the UNITED24 platform. His main objective is to raise funds for the reconstruction of an apartment building in Irpin that was destroyed by russian invaders. With his efforts, 130 apartment residents will be able to return to their homes.
MTV to Air “Don’t Leave Me Behind” Documentary on Ukrainian Refugees
The documentary “Don’t Leave Me Behind: Stories of Young Ukrainian Survival” will air commercial-free on MTV on February 21, focusing on traumatized teenage Ukrainian refugees who have fled to the Polish border due to the russian war.
“The World Would Be Better Off Without Putin” – Boris Pistorius
During his visit to Kyiv, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius noted that Russia’s nuclear threats should not prevent military aid to Ukraine. He also revealed that Ukraine would receive over 80 older Leopard 1 battle tanks by year-end, with 20-25 expected to arrive during the summer.
“We are going to stand with you as long as it takes” – Biden
In his State of the Union speech on Feb 7, President Joe Biden likened the russian invasion of Ukraine to the devastation experienced by Europe in WWII and promised to support Ukraine as long as needed, directly addressing the Ukrainian ambassador.
Zelensky Presses for More Weapons and Faster Delivery at EU Summit
Ukrainian President Zelensky made surprise visits to the UK and France to request more weapons, including fighter jets and longer-range missiles, and faster delivery. He also urged the European Parliament for more military support in Ukraine’s war against russia.