Stories under this heading cover Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
The German Federal government has approved the delivery of 178 Leopard 1 tanks to Ukraine, according to German government sources cited by German outlet Der Spiegel.
The Tuesday 7 February decision concerns deliveries of Leopard 1A5 tanks from a number of countries that have pooled their industry stocks, which the German government has now approved.
During the EU-Ukraine summit occurring in Kyiv on Friday (3 February), the EU High Representative and Vice-President Josep Borrell announced an additional €25 million to support Ukraine’s demining of territories temporarily occupied by Russia.
Speaking on a visit to a demining site, Borrell said:
Ukraine's Soviet-build Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on the banks of the Dnieper River has switched to emergency power, reports the International Atomic Energy Agency on Wednesday (23 November). Europe's largest nuclear power plant is running on diesel generators after losing access to the power grid.
This is not the first time the power plant has been cut off from the grid. Earlier this month, the plant also had to switch to diesel generators after high-voltage cables were damaged by suspected Russian shelling.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported on Monday (21 November) that shelling over the weekend has damaged radioactive storage facilities near the Zaporizhzhia power plant in Ukraine.