RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky suggested Friday that Western allies, meeting at the Ramstein Airbase in Germany, were unable to resolve a rift over which countries would supply Kyiv with battle tanks.
Germany has been under pressure to supply Ukraine with its Leopard 2 tanks as the country continues to battle invading Russian forces. At a news conference Friday, new German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said Berlin was still weighing the pros and cons of supplying the tanks. But the idea that Germany is “standing in the way” of allies who are ready to do so is “wrong,” he said.
Here’s the latest on the war and its ripple effects across the globe.
In Dnipro missile strike: Nine floors of random death and destruction: A Russian missile attack on a residential apartment block in Dnipro on Saturday, located on a street called Victory Embankment overlooking the Dnieper River, laid bare some of the most terrifying realities of this war, The Post’s Siobhán O’Grady and Anastacia Galouchka report. Safety is fleeting. Strikes are unpredictable. The smallest, most banal decisions make the difference between life and death.
The attack destroyed more than 70 apartments in a sprawling complex that housed not only local residents but many people displaced from elsewhere in the country. Some had fled the country’s harshest front lines in the east and south, only for the war to catch up to them in Dnipro, a city that was considered a relative safe haven.