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June 23, 2022 Russia-Ukraine News

8 hours 33 minutes ago

Follow the latest news about the Russian war in Ukraine Here And read more about today's development in the post below.

10 hours ago

EU candidates "must do homework" before moving on to the next stage From

CNN Arnaud Siad and Chris Liakos

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen talks to media in Brussels, on Thursday.
Thursday, European Commission President Ursula von De Araien met with the media in Brussels. (Thierry Monasse / Getty Images)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that European Union candidates are before the next stage of the accession process. He said he needed to do his "homework".

In a brief press conference between French President Emmanuel Macron and President Charles Michel of the European Council after the EU decided to grant EU candidate status in Ukraine and Moldova, she said: Said to. Everyone has to do their homework before moving on to the next stage of the membership process, but I am confident that everyone will move as quickly as possible and work as hard as possible to implement the necessary reforms. I am.

She said today's decision will strengthen Ukraine and Moldova, as well as Georgia, where the EU is ready to give it a candidate status if open priorities are addressed. Added. The Union is once again showing the world that the European Union is united and powerful in the face of external threats.

"This is a very strong message. A message of unity, a message of determination from a political point of view," Michelle added.

10 hours 27 minutes ago

The EU has stated that it will "quickly work on further increases in military aid" to Ukraine.

From CNN's Chris Liakos

The EU has stated that it will "quickly" work on strengthening military aid to Ukraine and work on further financial support.

In a news release after the first day of the two-day EU Summit, the European Council said: We oppose the invasion of Russia and defend its territorial integrity and sovereignty. To this end, the European Council urges the Council to work swiftly on further increases in military aid.

The Council of Europe also told Russia, "Immediately stop targeting agricultural facilities and remove grain, lift the blockade of the Black Sea, especially the port of Odesa, and export and commercial transport of grain." He called for the business to be possible. "He blamed Russia for the global food security crisis.

"Russia is solely responsible for the global food security crisis it has caused by weaponizing food in the war with Ukraine."

The European Council also condemned "indiscriminate attacks on Russian citizens and private infrastructure" and added that "international humanitarian law, including the treatment of prisoners of war, must be respected."

"Russia, Belarus, and those responsible for war crimes and other most serious crimes are all detained to explain their actions in accordance with international law."
10 hours 34 minutes ago

Zelensky: "This is a victory. We have been waiting for 120 days and 30 years. The status of EU candidates

From CNN's Victoria Butenko and Julia Presniakova

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine Called for the European Council's decision to grant candidate status. victory.

In a video posted on Instagram shortly after the announcement, he said:

"We have just been nominated. This is a victory we have been waiting for for 120 days. Then we will defeat the enemy and take a rest, or first Ukraine {263. } Rebuild and then take a rest. "

Zelensky said," And probably win, rebuild, join the EU, and rest, or we will rest. No. Children wouldn't agree with it. But we would definitely do. Win. "

10 hours 28 minutes ago

French President Macron states that today's decision will send a "strong signal to Russia"

From CNN's Chris Riacos and Arnosciad

French President Emmanuel Macron, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attend a press conference in Brussels on June 23.
President Emmanuel Macron of France, President Charles Michel of the European Council, and President Ulzla Fonde Araien of the European Commission will be in Brussels on June 23. (John Thys / AFP / Getty Images)

At a press conference with President Charles Michel and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Macron of France The President sends a "strong signal to Russia" with the status of Ukraine and the EU candidate for Moldova.

"The message sent today is very clear and I just saw it with President Zelensky. This is a very powerful message that Europe has been doing since the first day of the conflict. Consistent with that, that is, respond quickly and unite in a historic way. By sanctions, two days later and six times since then. Through macroeconomic, military and financial support to Ukraine. And Now through this political gesture, "Macron said.

"This powerful unified Europe has carried out its mission," he added.

"Today, broader, it is the European perspective we are aware of in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia. This is a very strong signal for Russia and we mention it. In the geopolitical context of this, Ukraine and Moldova chose to grant this candidate status to the European Union, "he added.

"We owe this to the Ukrainian people who are fighting to protect our values, their sovereignty and territorial integrity, and we also politics of Moldova. It owes Moldova to the situation, the destabilization attempts it is experiencing, and the generosity it has shown in the context mentioned earlier. "

11 hours 33 minutes ago

This is what EU leaders say about the decision to give Ukraine and Moldova candidate status.

From Arnaud Siad of CNN in London

The European Council says that various European leaders will give Ukraine and Moldova candidate status. Reacted immediately to the decision. 

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Twitter: [Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia] all have something to do before moving on to the next stage of the process. I know they move quickly. They know how important this is to their democracy, their economy, and their citizens.

"This decision strengthens us all. It strengthens Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia in the face of Russian imperialism, and it strengthens the EU. It strengthens the EU." We are united in the face of external threats and once again show the world that we are strong, "she added.

European Parliament Chair Roberta Metsra said: Congratulations People from Ukraine and Moldova. I gave hope today. For freedom, for democracy, for our future. "

" This is the moment of #Europe, "she added.

EU Secretary of Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell said the decision "marked the beginning of a long journey we would walk with" and "Ukraine would win." Europe will win.

"Ukrainians belong to European families. The future of Ukraine is in the EU," he added.

Meanwhile, Latvian Prime Minister Krishyanis Karish said: It's the next step in their European dream. We are in line with you in the further European integration process-supporting and sharing our experience.

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda called this a "great victory for Ukraine and the European Union." And "a very important and timely decision".

And Romanian President Klaus Iohannis called it a "historic achievement", "bringing hope and confidence to the people of these countries for the future of the EU and a great responsibility to their leaders. Will bring you. "

10 hours 34 minutes ago

Zelensky said the EU leader's decision to give Ukraine the status of an EU candidate was " "Unique and historic"

From CNN Sebastianshkra

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attends a press conference in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 11.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Attending a press conference held in Kieu, Ukraine on June 11 (Valentin Ogirenko) / Reuters)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky becomes a candidate for Ukraine He said he praised the European Council's decision to allow membership in the European Union. 

Citing a tweet by President Charles Michel of the European Council announcing the decision, Zelensky said it was a "unique and historic moment" in the relationship between the European Union and Ukraine. Stated.

Ukraine Foreign Minister Josep Borrell Fonta also said, "Ukraine will win. Europe will win."

His tweet with a short video with the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union. Josep Borrell said: Ukrainian people belong to European families. The future of Ukraine is in the EU. We are standing together for peace.

11 hours 26 minutes ago

Just-in: EU decides to grant candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova

From CNN Chris Riakos

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a joint press conference with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Saturday, June 11.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiv, Ukraine on Saturday, June Lecture at a joint press conference with President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission 11. (Natacha Pisarenko / AP)

European Union leaders have agreed to give Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates.

"Agreement. #EUCO has determined the status of EU candidates against Ukraine and Moldova. A historic moment," European Council President Charles Michelsaid on Twitter. 207}

"Today marks an important step on the road to the EU," he added, adding that Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky and Moldova Maia Sandu, as well as the people of Ukraine and Moldova. ..

"Our future is the same," he said.

The European Council has decided that it "acknowledges Georgia's European view and is ready to give it a candidate status if unresolved priorities are addressed."

13 hours 9 minutes ago

The UK releases groceries in support of mining operations around the Black Sea coast of Ukraine

From Arnosiad of CNN in London

Britain supports mining work around Ukraine's Black Sea coast to free up food supply Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Thursday that he was ready to do so.

"We don't want to go into the technical or military details, but we're sure we're discussing what we can do because we've already done it when supplying equipment to Ukrainians. It can be incorporated to protect the Ukrainians. It will be done at the technical level to support the mining of Odesa, "Johnson told Reuters from Kigali, Rwanda. Official visit.

'' [Russian President] Putin holds 23 million tonnes of grain as a ransom. It's definitely not conscientious. Its supply can help people all over the world, and it can help some of the poorest countries in the world. What I'm trying to claim is that it's not. It's not always definitive, but it can make a big difference, "he added.

Some contexts:The United Nations condemns Russia's blockade of the Black Sea port, andmillions are in a famine or famine-like situation. He said he could experience all over the world. Satellite images also show what looks like a Russian ship carrying stolen grain from the Crimean Peninsula to a port in Syria.

At the beginning of Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the crisis had already been resolvedif Ukraine and its western allies were mining the port.

"There is work to be done. We are working with Turks and other European friends and allies to think about what we can do. The UK must provide. I think that's more important than anything else, it's maritime insurance expertise, and when it comes to the disputed areas of the sea, it's a lot of expertise in the movement of goods, "says Johnson.