Ukraine updates: Russia shot surrendering troops, says Kyiv

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has underlined the significance of German assist in bolstering Ukraine’s air protection within the struggle with Russia.

In his nightly video deal with, Zelenskyy mentioned Berlin’s arms deliveries have been proving a “lifesaver” for hundreds of Ukrainians.

“I am especially grateful for the precise implementation of agreements regarding air defense for Ukraine — strengthening our air shield,” he mentioned.

Zelenskyy added that urgently wanted 155 millimeter shells can be delivered as a part of a brand new German assist package deal.

According to the German authorities, Germany supplied Kyiv with 3,840 such projectiles in its most up-to-date supply. It additionally delivered 5 drone detection techniques, 5 sniper rifles, a number of semi-trailers, vans, minibuses, off-road automobiles and different navy provides.

Besides supporting Kyiv with arms deliveries, Germany can be coaching Ukrainian troopers. On Saturday, Germany’s DPA information company reported that the German navy had accomplished coaching a second batch of Ukrainian troopers on the Patriot air protection system.

nm/wd (Reuters, AP, AFP, dpa)