During the Ukraine war, Volodymr Zelenskyj uses an appearance in Davos to make it clear that his country needs more help from the West. Robert Habeck sees an oil embargo against Russia “within reach”. Meanwhile, Russian attacks destroy Ukrainian railway infrastructure. what happened in the night

military situation

According to Zelenskyy, the Ukrainian soldiers captured in the port city of Mariupol are to be exchanged for Russian soldiers with the support of other states. “We have to exchange them,” he said, according to the Ukrainian agency Interfax. All UN members should get involved.

In the Mariupol steelworks in southern Ukraine, the last of more than 2,400 Ukrainian fighters surrendered on Friday evening after weeks of siege. There are also calls from the Russian side to bring them to justice. In Ukraine, a first Russian soldier was sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes on Monday. The verdict is not yet legally binding.

According to Ukrainian sources, three civilians were killed in Russian attacks in eastern Ukraine on Monday. Six other people were injured, the governor of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko, wrote on Telegram.

Railway infrastructure is also said to have been destroyed in eastern Ukraine. Governor Valentyn Resnichenko said on his Telegram channel that four rocket hits in the Dnipropetrovsk region severely damaged tracks and overhead lines. In many regions of the country – especially in central Ukraine and in the east – there were air raids during the night.

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Political situation

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is demanding modern anti-missile weapons and combat aircraft from the West. Many people “would not have died if we had received all the weapons we ask for,” he said in his video message Monday night. Since the beginning of the war, his country has been the target of 3,000 airstrikes and nearly 1,500 rocket attacks. The vast majority of attacks were aimed at civilian objects. All of Ukraine’s partners agree that his country’s fight against Russia serves to “protect the common values ​​of all countries in the free world,” Zelenskyy said. That is why his country has a right to arms assistance.

Federal Minister of Economics Habeck sees an oil embargo against Russia “within reach”. There are only a few states that are reporting problems – especially Hungary, said the Vice Chancellor on Monday in the ZDF “Heute Journal”. You can be considerate, but then “something has to happen” in Hungary too. The EU Commission has proposed to end imports of Russian crude oil in six months. As a compromise, she wants to give Hungary more time.

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, sanctions and the West’s “dictatorial position” towards Russia are accelerating the development of his country’s economic relations with China. Moscow will only rely on itself and on those states that “have proven their reliability,” Lavrov said, according to the Ria Novosti and TASS agencies. Russia’s future lies in the Eurasia region. China, India and Iran are important partners here.

Time Magazine named Zelenskyy one of the 100 most influential people of 2022. “In President Zelenskyy, the people of Ukraine have a leader worthy of their bravery and resilience, while citizens across the country…fight for their homes and freedom,” wrote US President Joe Biden. In the Russian war against his country, Zelenskyy “left his mark on history”. The commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian army, Valery Saluschnyj, also made it onto the list published on Monday, which also includes Putin.

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