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Europe to Increase Flow of Weapons to Ukraine as Peace Protesters Call for Diplomacy Over War

HeadlineFeb 20, 2023

Biden’s increased weapons commitment comes after the head of the European Commission said the bloc would take “extraordinary measures” to ramp up the production, purchase and supply of weapons to Ukraine. Ursula von der Leyen made the pledge during this weekend’s Munich Security Conference while intense battles continued in eastern Ukraine. Outside the conference, hundreds of people gathered to protest.

Protester: “Because it is simply important that we cannot permanently supply weapons, because then the war does not stop; every day that weapons are supplied, people die on both sides. And these people count. It is important to go into peace negotiations.”

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