6 people killed in a gas truck explosion in Mongolia 6 people killed in a gas truck explosion in Mongolia

6 people killed in a gas truck explosion in Mongolia

6 people killed in a gas truck explosion in Mongolia

The Mongolian Emergency Department announced that 6 people were killed and 14 others were injured in a fire that followed the explosion of a truck carrying 60 tons of gas in the city of Ulaanbaatar.

The emergency department explained that the explosion was caused by a gas transport truck colliding with a car.

She indicated that about 40 people were evacuated from homes located near the accident site.
Earlier, the Mongolian NEWS website reported that the fire killed at least 5 people, while 10 injured people were taken to hospital.

The last days of the bloody emperor and the stubborn woodcutter

German Emperor Wilhelm II was able to avoid being accused of having sparked World War I for two reasons, one of which was the Dutch refusal to extradite him for trial on January 23, 1920.

The Dutch government, while refusing to hand Wilhelm II over to the Entente powers for trial, accused the former German Emperor of being "the highest affront to international morality and the sacred power of treaties."

The French Treaty of 1919 considered the last German Emperor a war criminal, and the main culprit in igniting the devastating flames of World War I, which in total caused the deaths of 20 million people and the injury of 21 million others.

Wilhelm II was on the throne from June 15, 1888, and was forced to leave it by abdication on November 9, 1918 after the major defeats that his forces suffered on the Western Front in the same world.

The guarantees of German military support to the Austro-Hungarian Empire during the important July 1914 events of the assassination of the Austrian Crown Prince in Sarajevo were one of the direct causes of the outbreak of World War I. The main powers at that time had transferred to the General Staff of the German Army, and by 1918, it had lost Imperial Germany lost all its gains on the Western Front after suffering decisive defeats in the fall of 1918.

After that, the German Revolution of 1918-1919 broke out, and Emperor Wilhelm II lost the support of the army and millions of his citizens. He fled to the Netherlands shortly after he abdicated the throne, and never returned to his country after that, while the German Revolution tried to establish a democratic state on the ruins of the monarchy, known as Known as the Weimar Republic, it was not stable.

After the defeat of the German forces and the fall of the monarchy, the desire of the victorious Entente powers to retaliate against Wilhelm II faded, and the British Monarch, George V, wrote that he considered the deposed German Emperor, who was his cousin, “the greatest criminal in history,” but he opposed the proposal of British Prime Minister David Lloyd. George ordered the Kaiser to be "hanged", and it was reported in official London circles on 1 January 1920 that Britain "welcomes the Netherlands' refusal to hand over the former Kaiser to court".

Wilhelm II lived the rest of his life comfortably in the Netherlands. During this time, he devoted himself to preparing historical and cultural studies and founded a theological research forum.

The deposed German Emperor also published in 1922 the first volume of his memoirs, and defended himself in it, denying any guilt in starting the bloody millstones of the First World War. In 1926, the German Sultan also returned the lands confiscated from him.

At the same time, Wilhelm II did not neglect to double his wealth himself, and he successfully invested in German heavy industries in the early 1930s, and by 1924 he had mastered the Dutch language.

The deposed Emperor spent his time in exile enjoying hunting, and he was very passionate about chopping firewood. Some estimates indicate that he cut down more than 1,000 trees. All the time, he dreamed of restoring the monarchy in Germany and that he or one of his grandchildren would return to the throne.

In exile, he witnessed Adolf Hitler's rise to power in his country, the outbreak of World War II, and when France fell to the hordes of Nazis. The deposed emperor sent a congratulatory telegram to Hitler on June 24, 1940. After reading the telegram, the Nazi leader described its sender as an "old fool." And he didn't reply.

When Hitler's forces invaded the Netherlands in May 1940, Wilhelm rejected an offer from then-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to seek refuge in the British Isles, and preferred to remain in exile.

The deposed German Emperor died on the evening of June 4, 1940, at the age of 82, after suffering from a pulmonary embolism.

When Hitler learned the news, despite his hatred for him, he ordered a military funeral for him. The Nazi leader was trying to exploit this to his advantage by promoting the Nazi state he ran as heir to the German Empire.

Kuliba: The Western defense industry produces insufficient quantities of ammunition

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba stated that the Western defense industry produces an insufficient amount of ammunition, noting that neither Kiev nor the West itself possesses enough of it.
Kuleba said in an interview with the German newspaper Bild: “While Ukraine has significantly increased its production and will continue to do so, we still see that the Western defense industry, that is, the defense industry of the countries that help us, is unable to produce enough artillery ammunition.”

In his opinion, Western military production does not meet “neither the war needs of Ukraine nor the defense needs of the countries themselves.”

He added: "While we appreciate everything we get, the scale of the war demands more."

Kuleba said Ukraine needs more air defense and missile systems.

He also added that Kiev is still negotiating with the German government over the supply of Taurus cruise missiles, which, according to him, Kiev will supposedly need to launch attacks on Russian military infrastructure, and not on Russian territory.

Kuleba also criticized "Western partners," noting that they "have been discussing arms supplies to Kiev for a very long time."

The Ukrainian Foreign Minister said: “When it comes to making specific decisions, we see that our partners often drown in endless discussions but now is not the time to sink, we must swim.”

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky admitted earlier that there is no military production in the whole world sufficient for Ukraine to withstand a war against the Russian army.

Ukrainian Minister of Strategic Industries, Alexander Kamyshin, announced on January 14 that Kiev will never be able to fully cover its arms needs with its own production.

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