Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about bringing Crimea back into the country
He called on his Western allies to supply him with more weapons
Kyiv, Despite ten months of special military operation launched by Russia in Ukraine, the war has not yet succeeded. After boosting morale by pushing Russia back into the war, Ukraine’s president has spoken of reuniting Crimea with the country. President Volodymyr Zelensky said Thursday that Ukraine aims to reclaim Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, according to a report by the AFP news agency. Meanwhile, he called on his Western allies to supply him with more weapons.
Speaking in Ukrainian at a conference in Davos, he said Ukraine’s goal was to liberate all of its territories. He said that Crimea has our land, our territory, our sea and our mountains. Give us your weapons and we’ll get our lands back. Meanwhile, he clarified that the helicopter crash near Kyiv was a tragic incident and not war-related. Interior Minister Denis Monastirski died in this accident along with several colleagues.
16 people including the Minister of the Interior died in the accident
Sixteen people, including senior Interior Ministry officials and two children, were killed in a helicopter crash near the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. The police of Ukraine gave this information. Ukrainian National Police Chief Ihor Klymenko said the emergency services helicopter crashed in Brovary, an eastern suburb of Kyiv. Among those who lost their lives, nine people were on board the helicopter. According to police, Interior Minister Denis Monastirsky and Deputy Minister Kirylo Timoshenko died in the helicopter crash. Officials had earlier said 22 people, including 10 children, were injured. The helicopter crashed near ‘Kindergarten’.
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FIRST POST: January 19, 2023, 2:32 p.m. HST