Russia launches a new wave of attacks, one day after the United States and Germany approve sending battle tanks to Ukraine.
Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine, as Russia pounded the country, including the capital Kyiv, with more than four-dozen missiles. At least 11 people were killed, with buildings and energy facilities damaged.
The strikes follow the announcement by Germany and the U.S. to supply Ukraine with battle tanks.
Joining the discussion:
- Vladimir Golstein is the Chair of the Department of Slavic Studies at Brown University.
- Klaus Larres is a Professor of History and International Affairs with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Andrij Dobriansky is the Chair of UN Affairs at the Ukrainian World Congress.
- Pavel Felgenhauer is a Defense Analyst and Columnist for Novaya Gazeta based in Moscow.
"Moscow perceives everything that NATO has been doing as direct involvement in the conflict."
🇷🇺 Vladimir Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, says that everything the West has done so far shows its "growing" participation in Russia's war against Ukraine. #UkraineRussia
— euronews (@euronews) January 26, 2023
Today, I announced that the United States will send 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine – evidence of our enduring and unflagging commitment to Ukraine and our confidence in the skill of Ukrainian forces.
As I told President Zelenskyy, we're with Ukraine for as long as it takes. pic.twitter.com/OvG3Yh55kx
— President Biden (@POTUS) January 25, 2023