The United States, as well as several European countries, announced the upcoming delivery of heavy tanks to Ukraine.
The delivery of tanks to Ukraine is not an "offensive threat against Russia", assured US President Joe Biden.
Moscow has deemed "extremely dangerous" the decision by Germany - the first to make the announcement on Wednesday - to send tanks to Ukraine.
President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed his announcements, and also called for missiles and fighter jets.
Russian forces have "intensified" their fighting in eastern Ukraine, according to kyiv.
The Moscow Helsinki Group, the oldest human rights NGO in Russia, has been dissolved by a court.
Zelensky also wants missiles and fighter jets
After welcoming the sending of Western tanks, the Ukrainian president also called for long-range missiles, as well as combat planes.
“We must also allow the delivery of long-range missiles to Ukraine, this is important.
We must also expand our cooperation in artillery and (make possible) the dispatch of combat aircraft,” the Ukrainian President urged in his daily address published on social networks.
Western tanks for kyiv
On Wednesday, the United States announced the forthcoming dispatch of 31 Abrams tanks to Ukraine.
On the same day, Germany, Finland, Poland, the Netherlands and Spain also announced the delivery of Leopard 2 tanks.
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