Victorious news of 384th day of war: production of 125-mm shells, MiG-29 from Poland and Bakhmut defense
March 14 was marked by a number of statements by foreign partners regarding fighter jets for Ukraine. In addition, Ukraine continues to set up its own production of shells
Finland may provide Ukraine with Hornet fighter jets
This was stated by Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin.
She noted that Finland is currently awaiting the arrival of new F-35 fighters. Therefore, when the old Hornet fighters are decommissioned in the country, it will be possible to discuss their further use, but not to the detriment of the country's defense capability.
"How will we be able to help [Ukraine]? The matter will be solved through cooperation with all parties involved in foreign and security affairs policy," Marin emphasized.
Two more countries join the coalition for a special tribunal for Russia
The creation of a special tribunal for Russia in connection with crimes in Ukraine is supported by 32 countries.
This was announced by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.
"Two more countries have joined the Coalition for the establishment of a Special Tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine," he said.
According to Kuleba, 32 states are now working together to bring Russia's top political and military leadership to justice.
Ukroboronprom starts production of 125-mm shells for tanks
The state-owned concern Ukroboronprom, a strategic manufacturer of weapons and military equipment, has begun production of 125-mm shells for tank guns. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense.
The ministry noted that this is the second ammunition that the concern's enterprises have launched in close partnership with a NATO country abroad.
"The first batch of 125-mm shells for T-64, T-72 and T-80 tanks, which the Security and Defense Forces of Ukraine use to defeat Russian occupiers, has already been delivered by order of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine," the defense ministry said.
For the first time since independence, Ukraine has launched its own production of ammunition – 82-mm and 120-mm mortar shells, 122-mm and 152-mm artillery rounds, and now 125-mm tank shells.
Poland may transfer MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine within a few weeks
Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki said that Ukraine could receive Polish MiG-29 fighters within 4-6 weeks.
He said this at a briefing on March 14, when a journalist reminded that Polish President Andrzej Duda had stated that the country was ready to transfer its MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine.
"This may happen within the next 4-6 weeks," Morawiecki explained.
EU Council approves €2 billion increase in the European Peace Facility to finance military aid to Ukraine
On March 14, the Council of the European Union approved a 2 billion euro increase in the European Peace Facility, which also finances military assistance to Ukraine.
This was reported by the press service of the EU Council.
"The European Peace Facility has now become an integral part of the EU’s support to promote peace and security globally. Today’s decision brings the financial ceiling of the European Peace Facility to over €7.9 billion. Ensuring the financial sustainability of this instrument is crucial for our support not only to Ukraine, but also for our partners in other parts of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as needs continue to arise," said Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.
Ukraine’s Armed Forces to continue defense of Bakhmut
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a regular meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff. A decision was made to further hold and defend the city of Bakhmut.
"Having reviewed the course of the defense operation in the Bakhmut direction, all members of the Staff expressed a common position on the further holding and defense of the city of Bakhmut," the President's Office said.
Ukrainian aviation carries out 9 strikes on the enemy
This was reported by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Over the past day, the aviation of the Defense Forces carried out 9 strikes on the areas of concentration of Russian personnel and military equipment, while missile and artillery units hit 2 areas of concentration of enemy personnel.