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"For a Victory": Luftwaffe with first Leopard 2 main battle tank on the way in Ukraine


In the Ukraine war, the Russian military also attacks Ukraine with rockets from the sea. To this end, Putin's soldiers are apparently stepping up reconnaissance in the Black Sea. The news ticker.

In the Ukraine war, the Russian military also attacks Ukraine with rockets from the sea.

To this end, Putin's soldiers are apparently stepping up reconnaissance in the Black Sea.

The news ticker.

  • Battles


    eastern Ukraine

    : Selenskyj reports a "very difficult" situation

  • Russian Navy

    in the

    Black Sea

    : Putin's fleet appears to be increasing reconnaissance activity

  • This

    news ticker on military events in the Ukraine war

     is constantly updated.

Update from February 5, 9:02 a.m

.: A Leopard 2 tank is on its way to Ukraine – it is the first from Canada.

There should be four in total.

A Canadian Air Force plane has taken off, Canadian Defense Minister Anita Anand tweeted, also posting a video showing the plane taking off with the weapon "they need to win."

You can find an overview of who supplied which weapons to Kyiv in the Ukraine war here.


A Leopard tank in Ottawa, Canada (stock image)

© Michel Comte/AFP

Update from February 5, 7:01 a.m

.: The situation at the front remains difficult for Ukraine.

According to the Russian military, Ukrainian forces have been expelled from the village of Dvorichne in the Kharkiv region in the north of the country.

The information cannot be verified independently.

The Ukrainian armed forces had almost completely recaptured the Kharkiv region in the course of their autumn offensive.

The Ukrainian offensive in the direction of the Luhansk region has now been halted - also due to the hasty transfer of Russian mobilized troops to the region.

Both sides are now fighting for the initiative in the sector of the front.

Pictures of the Ukraine war: great horror and small moments of happiness

Pictures of the Ukraine war: great horror and small moments of happiness

Battles in eastern Ukraine: Selenskyj reports a "very difficult" situation

Update from February 4, 10:15 p.m .:

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj welcomed the start of training for Ukrainian crews on the British Challenger 2 main battle tank.

"It's a good vehicle and will be a serious reinforcement on the battlefield," Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address.

He thanked Great Britain for military aid.

The 45-year-old described the situation at the front as difficult.

Nevertheless, he was confident of victory.

“The enemy is always throwing in new forces to break through our defenses.

Now it's very hard in Bakhmut, in Wuhledar and in the direction of Lyman," Zelenskyy said.

Nonetheless, he was confident that Ukrainian "steadfastness" would ultimately prevail and thwart Russian plans for conquest.

The Ukrainian President also reported on the prisoner exchange that took place between Russians and Ukrainians on Saturday.

According to him, since the beginning of the war in 1762, Ukrainian citizens have been freed from captivity.

Kyiv is working to liberate all Ukrainians, Zelenskyy assured.

Ukraine War: Poland has started Leopard training for Ukrainian soldiers

Update from February 4, 7 p.m.:

Poland has already started training Ukrainian soldiers to use Leopard tanks.

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said according to a report by the news portal


The pro-government portal reacted explicitly to German media reports, especially

Der Spiegel

, according to which several NATO countries were late in fulfilling their Leopard delivery promises to Ukraine and Poland wanted to deliver the tanks without the additional soldier training required for this.

The PAP news agency reported on Friday evening that Blaszczak had traveled to Kyiv to talk to government officials there about the so-called tank initiative to supply Leopard tanks to Ukraine.

He announced that Ukrainian soldiers were already being trained in Leopards in Poland.

Although it is not yet possible to say exactly how much time is needed for this, it will in any case “not be a matter of days and not months”, but “a matter of weeks”.

According to PAP, Blaszczak explained in Kyiv that the exact delivery modalities for the tanks themselves will be discussed with the NATO allies at a meeting in mid-February. 

Ukraine War: Russian ships attack from Black Sea

First report from February 4th:

Munich – The troops of the Russian ruler Vladimir Putin repeatedly attack the Ukrainian territory with rockets.

Cruise missiles fired from ships in the Black Sea are primarily used.

According to Ukrainian sources, there is still a risk of attacks.

Russian Navy in the Black Sea: Putin's fleet probably increases reconnaissance activity

Apparently, the Russian naval forces are stepping up their surveillance and reconnaissance activities with a view to the Ukrainian coast.

This was announced by the spokeswoman for the southern combat group of the Ukrainian army Nataliya Humenyuk.

"The enemy is gathering as much information as possible, while also intensifying the use of unmanned aerial vehicles," the military news portal

ArmyInform quoted

the spokeswoman as saying.

According to Humenyuk, the Ukrainian military is shooting down the drones.

However, drones would repeatedly emerge from the Black Sea and fly along the coast of Odesa and Mikolayiv.

Since there is currently a storm in the Black Sea, the Russian missile ships are in their ports, Humenyuk also explained.

"The weather is on our side," the spokeswoman said.

However, this does not mean that they would not attack: "They only need one and a half to two hours to get into combat position."

Russian battleships in the Black Sea: No ship with cruise missiles

The Ukrainian Navy stated in a message on Facebook that there are currently 9 combat ships of the Russian military in the Black Sea.

The Navy confirmed Humenyuk's statements that no ships with Kalibr cruise missiles are currently stationed in the Black Sea.


List of rubrics: © Michel Comte/AFP

Source: merkur

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