Ukraine: an international registry of war damage from the Russian invasion has been created

The Council of Europe on Tuesday created an “international register of damage caused by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine”, Emmanuel Macron announced at the opening of a summit of the organization of 46 member states in Iceland. “The Council is once again showing the way alongside the victims of aggression”, he declared, calling on “all states to follow it and contribute actively to its expansion”.

The French President also called on the Council of Europe to contribute to the establishment of a hundred “mental health centres” in Ukraine to deal with the trauma of the war. “I propose that we can start a big project so that (the Council of Europe’s Development Bank) can intervene as soon as possible and support the establishment of a hundred mental health centers in Ukraine”, he said. – he said at the opening a summit of the organization in Reykjavík.

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The summit, only the fourth for the pan-European organization in its nearly 75 years of existence, aims to increase the means of holding Russia criminally accountable for the destruction and crimes caused by the invasion of Ukraine.

“International Alliance” for the F-16 Fighter Jet

Another announcement: London wants to form an “international alliance” to help Ukraine obtain the F-16 fighter jet, Downing Street said on Tuesday after a meeting between British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte. Said. Gathered for this summit in Iceland, Downing Street said in a statement, the two “agreed to form an international coalition to provide Ukraine with combat air capability (…) Will work together.” ,

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Downing Street said, “Rishi Sunak reiterated his belief that Ukraine’s rightful place is within NATO.” “The leaders agreed on the importance of allies providing long-term security assistance to Ukraine.”

Rishi Sunak on Monday received Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in London and pledged to launch anti-aircraft missiles and drone strikes against Ukraine soon. Volodymyr Zelensky has been asking his Western allies for months to provide him with aircraft that would allow the Ukrainian military to strike deep into Russian troops, though there will be no miracle solution to the conflict. Thus the Ukrainian president made a surprise visit to Paris on Sunday evening for a late working dinner with Emmanuel Macron.

In London on Monday, he reiterated that he wanted to set up “an alliance for aircraft” and said he was “very optimistic about it”. The UK has already delivered anti-tank missiles, artillery guns, air defense systems, armored fighting vehicles to Ukraine. It supplied British Challenger tanks to Ukraine and trained Ukrainian soldiers to operate them.

(with AFP)


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