In his nightly handle, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke of the conversations he held with 11 European leaders on Wednesday, asking for his or her help on the eve of an EU summit the place a choice might be made on Ukraine’s candidate standing with the bloc.
The query of Ukraine’s candidacy for the European Union might be determined on the European Council summit happening on Thursday and Friday.
“Tomorrow I’ll proceed this marathon — we should present most help to our state,” Zelensky stated.
At a separate occasion earlier Wednesday, Zelensky advised an viewers in Canada that he believed all European Union members would again a proposal to grant Ukraine EU candidate standing.
Russian missile strikes: The President additionally gave an replace on the Russian missile strike at Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine, earlier on Wednesday. CNN reported earlier that Mykolaiv was struck with seven missiles and suffered injury to infrastructure. “Thankfully, nobody was killed and 5 have been injured,” Zelensky stated.
In keeping with Zelensky, casualties have been reported following a strike on Kharkiv on Wednesday. Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv regional army administration, confirmed this in his Telegram put up Wednesday. He reported 10 individuals useless and 10 wounded as the results of the strike.
“In Donbas — huge air and artillery strikes. The purpose of the occupiers on this route stays the identical — they wish to destroy the entire Donbas step-by-step. All. Lysychansk, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk — they should make any metropolis like Mariupol. Fully damaged,” Zelensky stated.
Battle crimes: Zelensky additionally thanked the USA “for its help in investigating battle crimes in Ukraine,” and referred to as it “one of many best contributions to the safety of worldwide regulation and order right now.”
The US lawyer common introduced a battle crimes accountability workforce throughout a visit to Ukraine Tuesday that can work to determine and prosecute anybody who dedicated battle crimes within the nation.