Two large grain storage terminals have been bombed in the port of Nikolava

Update on the diplomatic situation

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is not only calling for more heavy armaments to be delivered to his Western allies, but is also working to get 27 EU countries to give Ukraine official EU candidate status at a summit in Brussels on Thursday.

European Commission President Urzula von der Leiena has called on European leaders to do so “experience the occasion” rates in agreement with Kiev’s request. The European executive gave a favorable opinion on Ukraine’s candidacy a few days ago, and on Tuesday the French Minister for European Affairs, Clement Booun, holding the EU Council presidency, said that “Full consensus” among the twenty-seven had appeared on the matter. In Berlin, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called for the creation on Wednesday “The Marshall Plan” For the reconstruction of Ukraine. “We will need billions of euros and extra dollars for years to come.”he pointed out.

The European summit will be followed by two more – the G7 and NATO summits. The issue of financial assistance to Kiev must be at the heart of these three meetings. According to Madrid, Mr Zelensky will attend a NATO summit in the Spanish capital from 28 to 30 June via video conference. “The truth is that we are still a long way from negotiations between Ukraine and Russia, because Putin still believes in the possibility of dictating peace.”Mr Scholz also estimates.

While Moscow commemorates Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, Russian diplomacy has accused Berlin of promoting terrorism. “Rusophobic Hysteria” And this “systematically almost daily with attacks on our country by members of the German government”. Moscow has also received new, tacit support from Chinese President Xi Jinping, who insulted NATO on Wednesday “expansion of the military alliance”who, he said, is responsible, among other things, for the crisis in Ukraine.

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