The Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, announced today, Wednesday, that soon Ukraine will lose access to the sea.
Medvedev wrote in a post on his Telegram channel, commenting on Kyiv’s desire to obtain the largest possible number of offensive weapons from the West, stating: “Submarines are very powerful, especially given that soon the Kyiv regime will not have a sea at all.”
In addition, the head of the Russian delegation to the Vienna talks, Konstantin Gavrilov, said that “Kyiv’s use of uranium bombs from Leopard 2 tanks would be considered a use of dirty nuclear bombs.”
The Russian officials’ statements came after Germany announced, earlier today, Wednesday, that it would send “Leopard 2” tanks to Ukraine, thus overcoming its reluctance to send heavy weapons that Kyiv considers necessary to defeat Russia, amid Kyiv’s welcome, which it considered a “first step.”
“The decision complements our well-known support for Ukraine to the best of our ability. We are acting in a closely coordinated manner at the international level,” Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in a statement.--
We will provide logistics and ammunition.
He added that Ukrainian forces would be trained in Germany, and Berlin would also provide logistical materials and ammunition, and that his country would provide Ukraine with 14 Leopard 2 tanks from its army stocks.-
“The decision to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine came after extensive consultations with the allies,” the German statement said.
While the Ukrainian presidency welcomed Berlin’s agreement to deliver 14 Leopard tanks, which it considered a “first step”, and called on Western countries to provide it with more weapons to repel the Russian army.
“A first step has been taken,” Andrei Yermak, head of the presidential administration, said on Telegram, demanding that an international “coalition” supply heavy tanks to Kyiv. “We need a large number of Leopard tanks,” he added.