Russia-Ukraine war news: NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg visits Kyiv; Denmark, Netherlands donate tanks

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Ukraine’s capital on Thursday, his first trip to the country since the Russian invasion began last year. “Ukraine’s rightful place is in NATO,” he told a news conference alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, calling on Kiev’s allies to deliver more weapons and funds.

Denmark and the Netherlands will donate 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Germany, which developed the Leopard, announced in January that it would deliver tanks to Ukraine and authorized other countries to export their Leopards to Kiev.

Here’s the latest on the war and its effects around the world.

The remarks have resonated, particularly in the Global South, where some countries see the United States as engaging in what they see as serial interventions around the world and have declined to take sides. Although Biden officials adamantly reject the label, if Ukraine has become a “proxy” war between major powers it has become one intellectual and political battleground, writes Karen DeYoung.

Adam Taylor, William Neff and Daniel Wolfe contributed to this report.

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