For the Ukrainian troops in the east of the country, the situation is becoming increasingly precarious in view of Russian gains in territory. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke of a difficult situation in the Donbass. As the Russian war of aggression against his country entered its fourth month, he renewed the request for heavy weapons such as rocket artillery, tanks or anti-ship missiles. “This is the best investment in maintaining stability in the world,” he said in Kyiv on Tuesday evening.

Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine will also occupy many international meetings on Wednesday, from the Baltic Sea Council’s foreign ministers to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The events at a glance:

The day brings:

On Wednesday, the EU Commission presented a proposal on how Russian assets could be confiscated and used for the reconstruction of Ukraine. According to the latest figures, Russian oligarchs have lost assets worth around ten billion euros since the war began in February. A proposal to criminalize circumventing sanctions in the EU is also expected.

The Russian war of aggression dominates several international conferences. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is expected at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday. The foreign ministers of the members of the CBSS discuss security in northern Europe on the second and final day of their meeting in Kristiansand, Norway. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) will represent Germany.