Ukraine War, January 26, 2023: After battle tanks, Ukraine expects long-range artillery rockets for HIMARS; proposal to set up munitions factory in Poland to ramp up war production: delivery of Leopard 2 and Abrams battle tanks agreed

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“Ukraine War, October 26, 2022: The context for analysis of current developments; The “dirty bomb” as a Russian propaganda distraction from current war crimes,” The Trenchant Observer, October 26, 2022.


1) Joe Barnes, Roland Oliphant, James Crisp,Jorg Luyken, Nick Allen and Danielle Sheridan, “Ukraine expecting long-range missiles next after West finally sends its tanks; Kyiv will receive 200 tanks, but is hopeful weaponry capable of striking 190 miles behind Russian lines will soon follow,” The Telegraph, January 2, 2023(9:54pm);

2) Joe Barnes, “Massive arms factory’ must be built in Poland to help Ukraine win war; Defence select committee chairman says move could transform Ukrainian armed forces into a more independent military,” The Telegraphy, January 25, 2023 (9:00pm);

3) Henry Samuel, “Emmanuel Macron under pressure to send Leclerc tanks to Ukraine after German decision; France has pledged to send ‘light tanks’, and president says he has asked defence ministry to ‘work on’ sending heavier vehicles,” The Telegraph, >January 25, 2023 (8:00 pm);

4) Michael R. Gordon and Gordon Lubold (in Washington) and Bojan Pancevsk (in Berlin), “U.S., Germany Approve Sending Tanks to Ukraine; Agreement to dispatch Abrams and Leopard tanks comes with challenges getting them to battlefield ahead of war’s next phase,” Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2023 (updated at 6:50 pm ET);

5) María R. Sahuquillo, “La entrega de tanques abre una nueva fase en el apoyo militar occidental a Ucrania; El suministro de blindados, considerado hasta ahora una línea roja, representa un claro gesto de adhesión a Kiev y abre la puerta al traslado de otros materiales ofensivos, El País,el 26 de enero 2023 (Actualizado: 08:22 CET);

6) Christian Segura (Kiev), “Rusia responde al envío de tanques de Europa y EE UU con bombardeos en toda Ucrania; Al menos 11 personas han muerto en distintas regiones del país tras la oleada de misiles, que ha dañado la red eléctrica de Kiev, Odesa y Zaporiyia,” El País, el 26 de enero 2923 (Actualizado: 14:21 EST);


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