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As Dnipro mourns, Ukraine calls for more weapons

STORY: Tearful neighbors and local residents….leave flowers and soft toys at a makeshift memorial site in Ukraine’s Dnipro.More than 40 people are now confirmed to have died in Saturday’s strike on an apartment building in the city,making it the deadliest single incident since the war began last February.Dozens remain missing under the rubble.Russia denies intentionally targeting civilians.This woman says she came to pay her respects to those who lost their lives.One soldier staggers away after laying down flowers.As the city reels from the attack, Ukraine’s President Volodymr Zelenskiy is urging the West to “speed up decision-making” in supplying weapons.He insists the country needs tanks to repel Russian forces, as Moscow attempts to gain the initiative in the war with an advance on the eastern Donbas region.On Monday, the UK confirmed it was going to send 14 Challenger 2 tanks and other hardware to Ukraine.Germany is under pressure to supply Leopard 2 tanks, but its government says they should only be supplied if there is agreement among Kyiv’s main allies, particularly the United States.Speaking in the UK parliament, British Defense Minister, Ben Wallace, urged Berlin to act:”it has been reported that obviously, Poland is very keen to donate some Leopards, as is Finland who have expressed…all of this currently relies on the German government’s decisions not only whether the German’s will supply their own Leopards but whether or not they will give permissions for others. I would urge my German colleagues to do that. These tanks are not offensive, when they are used for defensive methods.”U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is set to host allies at an air base in Germany on Friday…to discuss further aid for Ukraine.A shipload of U.S. military hardware arrived in the Danish port of Aarhus on Monday, ahead of a series of training exercises across NATO’s eastern frontier countries.Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a “special military operation” to protect its security.Ukraine and its allies accuse Moscow of an unprovoked war to grab territory.