It’s the 50th week of the russia-Ukraine war, and here’s the recap of what happened lately.
19 CAESAR Howitzers from Denmark Already in Ukraine
Denmark has delivered 19 CAESAR self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, and the transfer was recorded and reported by Ukraine’s Defence Ministry.
Timothy Snyder raises US$1.2M for “Shahed Hunter”
Timothy Snyder, American historian and Yale University professor and UNITED24 ambassador, has raised over US$1,268,000 for Ukraine’s “Shahed Hunter” anti-drone system. Currently, six of these systems are safeguarding Ukraine’s energy facilities against potential russian attacks.
Zelensky urged movie stars at Berlinale to support Ukraine
During the opening of the Berlin Film Festival, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged filmmakers to take sides in the battle between freedom and tyranny and to speak directly to their audiences about russia’s attempts to separate Ukraine from its own choice for its future. “For many years Potsdam Square was divided by the Berlin Wall,” he said via video link-up. “Today russia wants to build the same wall in Ukraine: a wall between us and Europe, to separate Ukraine from its own choice for its future.”
Yahidne story hits the Time cover
Time published a special report on the events that took place in the Ukrainian village of Yahidne, Chernihiv oblast, during the nearly month-long occupation by russian forces in March 2022 – “Inside the Basement Where an Entire Ukrainian Village Spent a Harrowing Month in Captivity.”
Zelensky urges Western allies to speed up military aid for Ukraine
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on Western allies to accelerate their military assistance to Ukraine, stating that any delays would benefit russia, as the invasion is nearing its first anniversary.
“There is no alternative to speed, because it’s speed that life depends on,” Zelensky told the Munich Security Conference in Germany.
“It’s not just about Ukraine. The point is Goliath must lose, and there is no alternative to this,” the Ukrainian leader said by video link. “Because the Kremlin can break the security and peace of all who are represented here in Munich.”
Zelensky told the Munich Security Conference in Germany that Ukraine would ultimately prevail over Moscow’s aggression but warned that russia “can still destroy many lives.”
“That is why we need to hurry up,” Zelensky said. “We need the speed.”