Live - War in Ukraine: in favor of Ukraine's candidacy for EU membership, "historic" for Zelensky

Live – War in Ukraine: in favor of Ukraine’s candidacy for EU membership, “historic” for Zelensky

Ukraine’s status as a candidate for EU membership: Zelensky hails ‘historic decision’

The Ukrainian president welcomed the European Commission’s announcement on Twitter.

“I welcome the positive opinion of the European Commission on obtaining candidate status for Ukraine for membership in the European Union. This is the first step on this path towards integration in Europe that will bring us closer to victory. I express my gratitude to Ursula von der Volodymyr Zelensky wrote: “Lynn and all members of the Commission for This historic decision. I am looking forward to a positive result at the summit next week.”

European Commission in favor of EU candidate status for Ukraine and Moldova, declares Ursula von der Leyen

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced that the institution she represents is officially recommending for Ukraine the status of a candidate to join the European Union. The German announced this during a press conference held at noon.

“Ukrainians are ready to die for the European vision,” she said seriously. “We want them to live with us the European dream.”

This view also applies to Moldova. It will be discussed at the European Summit on June 23-24, and the leaders of the 27 EU countries will have to give the green light unanimously.

However, Ursula von der Leyen added in her tweet on Moldova that she expects this country to implement basic reforms before considering its integration.

At least two people were killed and 20 injured in a Russian attack in southern Ukraine

A Russian attack Friday morning in Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine, killed at least two people and wounded 20 others, according to a report by the region’s governor, Vitaly Kim.

“Two dead and 20 wounded in a raid on a residential area at this point,” Vitaly Kim said on his Telegram account.

Mykolaiv, a port and industrial city that had a population of nearly half a million before the war, is still under Ukrainian control, but is close to the Kherson region, which has been occupied by the Russians since the start of the invasion on February 24.

Emmanuel Macron took off for Paris from Poland

The train circuit is over for Emmanuel Macron. The Military Air Transport Command reported that the presidential plane left Polish territory to arrive in Paris.

He specified in a tweet that the plane left the runway in Rzeszow.

Network operator GRTgaz announced that France will no longer receive Russian gas through the pipeline

The director of the French gas transport network GRTgaz announced, on Friday, that it will no longer receive Russian gas through the pipeline since June 15, with “the physical flow between France and Germany being interrupted.”

France depends on Russia for about 17% of its gas, which can arrive via pipelines or in liquid form via LNG tankers. The vast majority of imported gas usually arrives by pipeline, through this single connection point with Germany.

Flows had already been reduced by 60% since the beginning of the year and this import point was already operating at only 10% of capacity “at the beginning of 2022,” according to GRTgaz. For two days, the offer was reduced to zero.

UN warns of “extremely worrying” humanitarian situation in Donbass

The United Nations said Friday that the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, nearly four months after the Russian invasion, is “extremely alarming”, as fighting between the Ukrainian and Russian militaries continues in the east of the country.

“The humanitarian situation throughout Ukraine, particularly in eastern Donbass, is extremely worrying and continues to rapidly deteriorate,” OSHA, the UN humanitarian agency, said in a statement.

According to OCHA, the situation is “particularly worrying” in Severodonetsk and its surroundings, the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the Lugansk region, which is almost entirely under Russian control.

Osha asserts that “access to drinking water and food (…and electricity” is “reduced” there”, which in particular leads to “continued escalation of hostilities”, and “imposed heavy losses on the civilian population”).

Osha regrets that “the warring parties (have not yet reached) an agreement to facilitate the evacuation of civilians or even to allow humanitarian access” to Severodonetsk and the neighboring city of Lysekhansk, under continuous bombardment for several days.

“Across the country, residential areas and civilian infrastructure continue to be affected, killing and wounding more civilians,” the UN agency said. Despite the “enormous access difficulties,” the United Nations and its humanitarian partners “have been able to reach more than 8.8 million people across Ukraine since the start of the war,” they welcomed the organization.

It is impossible to evacuate the Severodonetsk plant without a “complete ceasefire” according to the local governor

The governor of the Lugansk region, Sergei Gaidai, said Friday that it is impossible to evacuate the large Azot chemical plant in Severodonetsk, where about 500 civilians have sought refuge in recent days, without a “complete ceasefire”.

“Exit from the factory is possible only with a complete ceasefire,” he said on Telegram. While Russian forces have been trying to capture this major city in Donbass for weeks, it was considered “impossible and dangerous” to try to leave the site “because of the continued shelling and fighting”.

“I will do it whenever it helps”: Yes, Emmanuel Macron will continue the exchange with Vladimir Putin

Emmanuel Macron confirmed that he would continue the exchange with Vladimir Putin, despite the criticism that aroused in Ukraine for the continuation of this direct contact with the head of the Kremlin.

“I’ll do it whenever it helps, because they don’t really talk to each other,” he said. “Our talks with Vladimir Putin have always been about finding a path to peace, but we have never negotiated on behalf of the Ukrainians,” he said.

‘We’ve always had a good relationship’: Macron opens up about his relationship with Zelensky

Emmanuel Macron also returned to his relations with the Ukrainian president, which were sometimes said to be strained. “Our relationship has always been good despite the controversy,” he said. He particularly noted his departure from his desire not to “humiliate Russia”, which was painfully received by the Ukrainian executive and the conquered nation.

“It was France’s role to be a mediator and to put an end,” he said, warning of the dangers of “losing the peace.”

Moldova can become a candidate. To the European Union, says Macron

Disturbed by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, destabilized by separatism, Moldova can also apply to join the European Union, the head of state told our journalist Ulysse Gossett.

He admitted that “Moldova can become a candidate”.

Ukrainian candidate for EU membership: “The road will be long, but it is a sign of hope,” according to Macron, who raises a “message to Russia.”

“Usually Ukraine cannot be a candidate,” Emmanuel Macron admitted, saying: “We do it because it is a war.” He further noted that Ukraine is part of the “European family”.

And he warned that “the road will be long, but it is a sign of hope,” adding that it is “a message addressed to Russia.”

It also opened the European door for Moldova, indicating that it might also be a candidate for EU membership.

Exclusive interview with Emmanuel Macron: President Celebrates ‘Historic Response’ of Europeans to Ukraine’s EU Candidacy

In the preface to our exclusive interview, Emmanuel Macron conveyed the image that will remain from his trip to Kyiv: “The image that will remain is the one in which we made several decisions together in the Kyiv presidential parks.”

“We assumed this movement towards Europe,” he added, praising the open access to Ukraine’s candidacy for EU membership. “We prepared it in this room with Chancellor Schulz and Mario Draghi,” he explained, explaining: “This European consensus was expected of the Ukrainians.”

He concluded his speech by saying: “I was shocked by this unity of Europeans and the desire to provide a historic response.”

Macron stands with the crew of the train that brought him back from Kyiv

The Presidency of the Republic released a picture of Emmanuel Macron among the train crew that brought him back from Kyiv.

Emmanuel Macron returns by train from Kyiv
Emmanuel Macron’s return by train from Kyiv © BFMTV

It was in this very room that the head of state gave us an interview.

“I hope that Vladimir Putin does not think there is a rift between us”: Jean-Luc Melenchon confirms the harmony of the French political class on the Ukrainian file

Jean-Luc Melenchon made himself the spokesman for the unification of the French political class on the Ukrainian file.

He stressed that “all French political leaders without exception oppose this aggression,” warning that “Vladimir Putin does not believe that there is a mistake.”

After his trip to Ukraine, Emmanuel Macron gave an exclusive interview to BFMTV, from 9 am.

The President of the Republic granted an exclusive interview to BFMTV. Extradition of Cesar Defender, Ukraine’s accession to the European Union and relations with Volodymyr Zelensky: Emmanuel Macron will visit Ukraine.

Catch this interview on our antenna from 9am. The interview took place in the salon of the presidential carriage on the train that brought her back from Kyiv.

Ukrainian candidate for EU membership “does not eat bread,” says Jean-Luc Melenchon

This morning, Jean-Luc Melenchon was the guest of our journalist Apollin de Malherbe. He spoke of the imminent start of Ukraine’s accession process to the European Union.

“Ukraine is a candidate for membership, I agree, but this does not eat bread,” the rebels said, regarding possible accession. in the strict senseHe ruled: “Yes to membership if the European Union changes its methods.” He called on Ukraine to “raise its social standards,” citing the published work.

Volodymyr Zelensky celebrates “Historic Day”

In his speech, Volodymyr Zelensky said: “Today is a truly historic day – Ukraine felt the support of four powerful European countries at once. Especially the support of our movement towards the European Union. Italy, Romania, France and Germany are with us.” Thursday evening.

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Russia ‘lost strategically’, say senior British military

Britain’s Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Tony Radakin said Russia had “really lost strategically” its war in Ukraine and would “never take control” of the country.

“President Putin used 25% of his army’s strength to reap small gains on the ground,” the soldier said in comments reported by the British Agency for the Palestinian Authority on Friday.

“Any claim that this is a success for Russia is meaningless. Russia is losing,” he said.

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