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Ukraine war: What do other countries do for Ukraine?

The European Union plays a strong role in the help of Ukraine but until where those 27 countries would go to avoid the end of Ukraine. On Tuesday, March 7, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission had a speech in front of the Canadian Parliament, in Ottawa. She said: “We will never allow a military power with dreams of empire to move its tanks across an international border.”


Furthermore, she expressed the 27 members of the EU and ask for military and economic aid for Ukraine. “EU members will never accept this threat to European security and the very foundations of our international community.” Since the beginning of the war, Ukraine is the victim of many attacks that shut down the power in some cities in the country. While visiting a Canadian military base, Ursula von der Leyen and the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau announced that they would send generators to Ukraine. 


On the other hand, Switzerland holds its position and stays against sending weapons to Ukraine. On a visit to the United Nations on Tuesday, March 7, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset said: “The debate on arms exports, as long as we have a legal framework in Switzerland, it is not possible to do so […]. For the government and the Federal Council, we must and we want to maintain this legal framework and work within this framework.”


The French President, Emmanuel Macron, and the US President, Joe Biden called each other to discuss the war in Ukraine. According to a White House statement: “The two leaders discussed their support for Ukraine as Russia's brutal invasion entered its second year, including their commitment to continue to provide Ukraine with security assistance and to impose sanctions on Russia for its aggression.”


Moreover, Poland shipped 10 heavy tanks named Leopard 2A4 to Ukraine. On Thursday, March 9, the Minister of National Defense of Poland, Mariusz Błaszczak said: “We are talking about a battalion of heavy tanks which, in the case of Poland, have already been delivered, and in the case of our allies, will be delivered to Ukraine very soon.” On February 24, Warsaw, Poland already sent 4 heavy tanks to Ukraine. Furthermore, Błaszczak added: “In addition to the 14 Polish Leopard tanks, there are also eight Canadian tanks in this battalion, eight Norwegian tanks, and also six Spanish tanks.” Furthermore, according to a CNN interview, Polish President, Andrzej Duda, said that Poland was ready to send its Mig-29 fighters aircraft. He added that Poland is ready to send its F-16 fighter jets but “the training of Ukrainian pilots is important and much needed.”


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