The war in Ukraine, live: the twenty-seven agree to the candidacy of Ukraine and Moldova to join the European Union
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Cover Photo: A demonstration in support of Ukraine’s candidacy for EU membership, in Brussels Thursday 23 June 2022. Olivier Matisse/AFP

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  • to confer her status as a candidate for EU membershipKyiv can count on the support of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who on Wednesday called on European leaders to “To rise to the height of historical responsibility”. On Thursday, Volodymyr Zelensky continued “Phone Marathon” Among European leaders to get a consensus in favor of yes. At 11 am Olivier Costa, a professor of political science and a specialist in the European Parliament, answered your questions.
  • The European summit should follow the G7 and the third NATO summitWhich will be attended by the President of the United States, Joe Biden. The issue of financial assistance to Kiev should be at the center of discussions at these meetings. In Berlin, German Chancellor Olaf Schulz called, Wednesday, for the establishment of this institution “Marshall Plan” For the reconstruction of Ukraine, with a budget of several billion euros. The White House stressed that Mr. Zelensky would intervene by video during these meetings.
  • Russian forces continue to consolidate their hold on the cities of Lyschansk and Severodonetsk in the Donbass. The enclave of Ukrainian resistance around these two strategic industrial cities is increasingly surrounded by Russians. “They want to destroy the whole Donbass region, step by step. Totally. Lysychansk, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk … They want to turn all the cities into Mariupol”Zelensky said Wednesday night to Thursday night.
  • And in Mykolaiv, two grain storage plants were hit by Russian shelling Wednesday, five people were injured. The ports of Mykolaiv and Odessa were closed from the beginning of the conflict, paralyzing the sea transport of agricultural raw materials, which until then had been the main export route of Ukraine.

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