LIVE – War in Ukraine: Putin announces enhanced military cooperation with Belarus

LIVE - War in Ukraine: Putin announces enhanced military cooperation with Belarus

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IMF ASSISTANCE

Ukraine will follow IMF recommendations under an economic surveillance program with the institution, which could pave the way for aid as the country needs more than $40 billion, the IMF said.

The Ukrainian authorities are committed to reforms concerning in particular the collection of taxes, the domestic debt market, transparency and the independence of the central bank. They have four months to prove their progress

International

Power cuts, Russian tactical exercises in Belarus… Update on the situation in Ukraine

SLOVAKIA

Germany on Monday promised Slovakia the Mantis system that will strengthen its anti-aircraft defense, the Slovak Defense Minister said.

“This is a new air defense system that will protect eastern Slovakia,” Minister Jaroslav Nad said at a joint press conference with his German counterpart, Christine Lambrecht, in Bratislava on Monday.

“It is a short-range system intended to protect concrete sites,” he added. The details of the deal are now to be worked out over the next few months.

BELARUS

Russian President Vladimir Putin assured Monday that Russia “has no interest” in absorbing Belarus, its closest ally, very dependent on Moscow for gas and oil deliveries.

“Russia has no interest in absorbing anyone. It just doesn’t make sense,” Putin said during a press conference with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko after the meeting. their talks in Minsk.

GOOD MORNING ALL

Welcome to this new live from Tuesday, December 20, mainly devoted to the war in Ukraine.

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