Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky plunged into a crucial diplomatic visit to Berlin this past Sunday (5/14/23), where Germany reaffirmed its commitment to Ukraine’s defense by pledging $3 billion in new military aid. This unprecedented show of solidarity from Germany underscores the nation’s resolute stance in supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression, offering an extensive weapons package comprising advanced tanks, armored vehicles, and substantial air defense systems.

According to a report from the president’s office on Monday (5/15/23), Russian attacks claimed the lives of nine civilians and left 19 wounded in the last 24 hours. The casualties included two people in Chuhuiv, six individuals in the Kherson province, and one in Prymorsk. Moreover, Marhanets, situated on the other side of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, was hit by shelling.

The situation in Ukraine remains volatile, with attacks on civilians and critical infrastructure persisting. Fortunately, Zelensky emphasized that his current diplomatic endeavors aim to build a “fighter jet coalition” that would provide Ukraine with vital aerial military support. Highlighting the requirement for a more collaborative effort in this realm, he underscored the importance of fortifying Ukraine’s air defense abilities.