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German FM Baerbock visits one of Ukraine's largest thermal power plants destroyed by Russia

21 May, 2024 Tuesday
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On Tuesday, May 21, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock arrived in the Ukrainian capital for a visit. During the visit, she visited one of Ukraine's largest thermal power plants destroyed by Russia

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This is stated on the website of the German Foreign Ministry.

"Our support is based on a deep belief that Ukraine will win this war. Putin assumes that we will eventually run out of air, but we will endure. Germany, along with many other countries from all parts of the world, is firmly on the side of Ukraine. The people of Ukraine can count on this in the long run," Baerbock said.

The diplomat also emphasized that Germany will demonstrate this "very clearly in June" when it invites the world to the Conference on Ukraine's Recovery in Berlin.

The minister emphasized that Ukraine urgently needs enhanced air defense to protect itself from Russian missiles and drones.

"Now we must join forces to ensure that Ukraine survives, that Ukrainians can continue to live an independent life in the future. And to ensure that Putin's troops do not soon find themselves at our borders... Together with our partners around the world and a strong alliance of business, civil society and local authorities, we are investing in a long-term insurance policy for Ukraine's future," the German minister emphasized.

The video of the minister's arrival was posted on social network X by Spiegel journalist Christoph Schult.

Subsequently, according to DW Ukraine, Baerbock, together with Ukrainian Energy Minister Herman Halushchenko, visited one of Ukraine's largest thermal power plants, which was destroyed by Russia.

According to the head of the German Foreign Ministry, Germany has raised almost €1 billion to strengthen Ukraine's air defense.

"We have seen that air defense has helped, but not enough air defense to protect critical infrastructure. So we are calling on international partners around the world that we need more air defense assets to protect not only major cities but also infrastructure," Baerbock said.


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