20 June 2024
Russian UAV followed the German Foreign Minister when visiting Ukraine 0

Russian UAV followed the German Foreign Minister when visiting Ukraine 0

(Dan Tri) - German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock was forced to cut short a visit to a water supply facility in southern Ukraine after discovering she was being followed by a Russian drone.

(Dan Tri) – German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock was forced to cut short a visit to a water supply facility in southern Ukraine after discovering she was being followed by a Russian drone.

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock visited Ukraine on February 25 (Photo: DPA).

DPA newspaper quoted a spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry as reporting on February 25 that, over the weekend, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock visited the city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine and went to a water supply facility here.

However, in the middle of the visit, members of Ms. Baerbock’s delegation received advice to quickly return to their armored vehicles after detecting a Russian UAV flying above the water supply plant area.

Initially, this UAV followed Secretary of State Baerbock’s delegation, but then flew away.

Previously, on the evening of February 24, Secretary of State Baerbock also had to go to a shelter in Odessa city, southern Ukraine after the air raid siren sounded at 9:48 p.m.

Sources from the German delegation said that after the air raid siren, a loud explosion rang out, but it is unclear whether it was due to the Ukrainian air defense system successfully intercepting the missile or UAV.

Not long before Secretary of State Baerbock’s visit, two Russian UAV attacks on Odessa left four people dead and injured.

Germany has been one of the countries actively supporting Ukraine since Russia launched its military campaign in Ukraine on February 24, 2024.

However, at a meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart Dmitry Kuleba over the weekend, Ms. Baerbock said German authorities were still discussing this issue.

Ms. Baerbock admitted that the West did not provide enough weapons to Ukraine and emphasized that Kiev `needs more ammunition, air defense systems and artillery.`

`We have been racking our brains, especially over the past year, about how to deliver more, including long-range weapons systems to Ukraine,` the German diplomat said.

Taurus is a missile that can mount a 500kg warhead and has a range of about 500km.

However, German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz once expressed concern that this weapon could further escalate the conflict.

The German Parliament last week rejected the proposal to supply Taurus missiles to Ukraine.

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