Emergency workers saw a tree in front of a residential building which was hit by a Russian rocket at the city center of Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.

Ukraine's soon-to-be-replaced defence minister expects help from West on warplanes

The city of Kharkiv came under renewed attack on Sunday as Canada dispatched the first of its Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. President Zelenskyy’s incumbent defence minister has warned that the country's death toll will rise if warplanes are not delivered.