(Bloomberg) -- Germany announced an additional €400 million ($428 million) in military support for Ukraine, although the package doesn’t include the bunker-busting Taurus cruise missiles the government in Kyiv has urgently requested.
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European Union member states are divided on plans for a 12th package of sanctions against Russia. New measures expected as early as next month would likely include a ban on purchases of diamonds from Moscow and possibly a proposal to use profits generated by frozen central bank assets to aid Kyiv. But countries including Poland and the Baltic nations want to go further, with sanctions on liquefied natural gas and IT services.
Kyiv dismissed six out of seven deputy defense ministers following the replacement of the ministry’s head earlier this month, cabinet member Oleh Nemchinov said on Telegram without elaborating on the reason for the move. President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sept. 7 the most important task for his new defense minister Rustem Umerov was to foster “transparency and trust.”
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