War in Ukraine: the federal government is allegedly considering the establishment of a missile protection shield

AAccording to a newspaper article, in view of the war in Ukraine and the threat posed by Russia, the federal government is examining the establishment of a missile protection shield on federal territory. During a consultation between Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Inspector General Eberhard Zorn this week on the use of the special fund of 100 billion euros for the Bundeswehr, a similar “iron dome” (iron dome) was also a problem, reported the “Bild Di Domenica”. Specifically, it was a possible acquisition of the Israeli “Arrow 3” system.

According to the report, a decision has not yet been made, but the SPD supports the purchase. The main speaker of the budget committee for the defense budget, Andreas Schwarz (SPD), told “Bild am Sonntag”: “We have to better protect ourselves from the threat from Russia. For this we need an anti-missile shield throughout Germany.” He added: “The Israeli Arrow 3 system is a good solution.”

According to the newspaper, the system would cost two billion euros, according to information from security circles. Since it is available on the market, it could be operational as early as 2025.

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For the anti-missile shield, missile radar systems of the “Super Greene Pine” type will be installed in three locations in Germany, which will send their data to the national command post in Uedem. There, the Air Force soldiers would assess the picture of the situation. In an emergency, one of the launchers deployed throughout Germany would launch an “Arrow 3” rocket, which would intercept and destroy the attacking rocket.

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According to the report, the radar devices are so powerful that the protective shield could also cover Poland, Romania or the Baltic states. Neighboring countries would then have to buy Arrow 3 missiles and Germany would provide the radar image. Schwarz told the newspaper: “We can also extend the Iron Dome to our neighboring countries. By doing so, we would play a key role in the security of Europe.”

All developments in the live ticker:

04:36 – Strack-Zimmermann asks for more money for municipalities

FDP Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann policy called for better financial resources for municipalities to provide for Ukrainian refugees. “Many cities and districts are already on the edge,” the defense politician told the Germany editorial network (RND / Sunday editions). “Municipalities need fast and unbureaucratic support”.

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People would have been housed in the exhibition halls because there were no other seats available, Strack-Zimmermann criticized. From her point of view, the big cities are particularly affected because “thousands of people come there every day”. “Here the federal states are in demand, they have to make more funds available to the municipalities and very quickly,” said Strack-Zimmermann. Cities and municipalities need the money now “and not in a few weeks”.

4:10 – The British Foreign Minister wants to pressure Putin to negotiate

British Foreign Minister Liz Truss wants to put more pressure on Russia and President Vladimir Putin to bring the country to the negotiating table in its war of aggression against Ukraine. “We have to increase the sanctions. We need to send more weapons to Ukraine, “Truss said in an interview with the British Sunday Telegraph. Then, at the time of negotiations, the UK should play a crucial role in supporting Ukraine.

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“Putin must be put under even more pressure,” the foreign minister told the newspaper. On the one hand, Russia must be economically weakened at home, on the other, countries like Great Britain must continue to supply Ukraine with deadly weapons. “Over time, this will reduce Putin’s chances of success and cause him to lose to Ukraine.” So it will be about reaching a ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian troops.

Sanctions are a difficult lever. “These sanctions should only be lifted after a complete ceasefire and withdrawal,” Truss said. There must also be promises that there will be no further aggression. In case of future aggression, however, the sanctions should return, according to the minister.

01:10 – Green leader warns of unprecedented sanctions in case of Russian poison gas attack

In case of Russian use of poison gas in Ukraine, Green Party leader Omid Nouripour has promised unprecedented sanctions. “Our response to the use of poison gas would overshadow all previous sanctions,” Nouripour told “Bild am Sonntag”. There are indications that the Russian side may be using poisonous gas.

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“It would be the first use of weapons of mass destruction on European soil since 1918. After such a breakdown of civilization, there would be no return to normal.” It could only “warn the Russian side,” Nouripour said.

01:03 – Bavaria: identifying refugees in other countries as well

Bavaria called on other federal states to follow suit and use identification measures to clearly identify war refugees from Ukraine. In Bavaria, personal data would be compared to search databases, Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU), who currently heads the Conference of Interior Ministers, told newspapers from the Funke media group. “I also expect a structured and coordinated approach from the other federal states.”

“We can’t afford a security hole here,” he said. Refugees must be helped in a non-bureaucratic way, but: “We must know who is coming to us and prevent traffickers, human traffickers, organized crime or other criminals from exploiting the situation for their own purposes”.

“The stories that refugees tell us are incredible”

Sergiy Osachuk is the governor of Chernivtsi Oblast in southwestern Ukraine. Many refugees are assisted in his region. In the WELT interview, he explains why an international evacuation mission in Mariupol could also be in Putin’s interest.

Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) once again rejected the refugee registration requested by the Union. “These are mainly children and women” who had been on the run for days, she told the “Tagesspiegel” in Berlin (Sunday). Ukrainians enter without a visa and therefore do not have to register immediately with the authorities; however, they are registered if they go to a reception center or require government assistance.

“And third-country nationals are obviously registered,” Faeser said, putting their number at five percent. “The federal police get on trains when they cross the border and check all passports. Anyone who does not have a passport or comes from a third country will be registered and registered ”. However, he admitted that this was more difficult with bus transport. As there are no border controls at national level, this should also apply to car traffic.

12:43 – Deutsche Bahn launches a work program for Ukrainian refugees

According to a media report, Deutsche Bahn will launch a work and counseling program for refugees from Ukraine next week. A corresponding hotline in Russian and Ukrainian will be activated, as reported by “Bild am Sonntag”. As a result, consulting centers are also opening in Frankfurt am Main, Cologne and Berlin.

Deutsche Bahn will provide information on the job market and offer specific job opportunities in commercial and technical areas. “We want to offer refugees a professional perspective, in the short but also in the long term,” said Martin Seiler, director of human resources at DB.

00:37 – London: Russia continues to rely on stall ammunition in Ukraine

British sources said Russian air and missile forces continue to bomb targets across Ukraine, including densely populated areas. Russia continues to rely on so-called stall ammunition, which is fired from Russian airspace so its planes are not exposed to Ukrainian air defenses, according to a British Defense Ministry update, citing intelligence information released Sunday. night .

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However, according to US reports, these Russian weapons have failed up to 60% of cases, which would further increase the Russian side arms supply problems, he said. This will result in the Russians having to resort to less sophisticated missiles or expose their aircraft to greater risks.

Even before the war began, London began sharing intelligence information with the public in an unusually open way. For weeks now, the government has been publishing daily assessments of the progress of the war of aggression.

23:27 – Zelenskyy: Moscow is doing everything to “de-Russify” Ukraine

According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Russia is doing everything possible to “de-Russify” Ukraine by declaring war on the civilian population. “Where Russians have always been a part of everyday life alongside Ukrainian, in the east of our country, where they (the Russians) are currently turning peaceful cities into ruins, Russia is doing everything it can to de-Russify ours. territory, “said Zelenskyy am Saturday evening, according to Ukrajinska Pravda.

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