EU Parliament: “Granting candidate status to Ukraine”. Medvedev attacks again: “The level of Western leaders has dropped” – Direct

23 June 2022

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Ukraine: “We await the green light to EU candidate status”

Ukraine is “waiting for the green light” from the EU council to validate its status as a candidate for the European Union, almost four months after the invasion by the Russian army. “We are waiting for the green light,” said Andriy Yermak, head of the Ukrainian presidential administration, recalling that “the clear goal is full membership of the European Union”, a procedure that could however take years.

23 June 2022


Peskov: “No abolition of the border between Russia and Zaporizhzhia”

The idea of ​​abolishing the border between Russia and the occupied regions of Ukraine “is out of the question”. This was stated by the spokesman of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov. The proposal was made by Vladimir Rogov, a member of the pro-Russian administration of the Zaporizhzhia region.

Russia “carefully records” all incidents of the use of Western weapons in Ukraine. This was stated by the press secretary of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov. “If some of these weapons reach the front lines and are not destroyed by our military, we will keep track of how they are used,” he added.

23 June 2022


Kremlin: “Peace possible if Kiev meets our requirements”

“The peace plan is possible after Ukraine has fulfilled all the requirements of the Russian side.” This was stated by the spokesman of the Kremlin, Dimitry Peskov. Ria Novosti reports it. Responding to those who asked him about what these requirements were, Peskov argued that “Ukraine knows everything very well”.

23 June 2022


The port of Skadovsk bombed: one dead

A civilian was killed in a Russian bombing of the Russian-occupied port of Skadovsk in southern Ukraine on 22 June. This was announced by Mayor Oleksandr Yakovlev, according to Ukrainska Pravda. The mayor specified that the city’s infrastructure remained intact and urged the population to be careful.

23 June 2022


Usa field robot dogs for mine clearance

The US military will make one of its two robot dogs available to help the American NGO HALO Trust mine the areas in Ukraine previously occupied by Russian forces near the capital Kiev: the US magazine Foreign Policy writes. The HALO Trust will use Spot, Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog that can remove explosive devices, NGO executive director Chris Whatley said. Spot was successfully tested last year and will also be used in Ukraine to neutralize the so-called ‘bomblets’ – or under-ammunition – of the cluster bombs used by the Russians in the country. In particular, the mechanical quadruped will have a robotic arm instead of the head, with which it will be able to drag the unexploded ammunition into pits containing other ammunition, which will be detonated safely.

23 June 2022


Lavrov: “Kiev unblock foreign ships in ports”

“It is necessary to force Ukraine to release foreign ships with food that are being held hostage from ports.” This was asked by the Russian Foreign Minister Serghiei Lavrov quoted by Interfax.

23 June 2022


Gb: “Putin uses hunger as a weapon, unlocking grain corridors”

“It is vital that these measures are put into practice in the next month.” British Foreign Minister Liz Truss said about a plan to allow the export of grain from Ukrainian ports during a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara. “Putin uses hunger as a weapon,” said Truss, letting it be known that she had discussed with her Turkish counterpart how to export Ukrainian wheat.

23 June 2022


European Parliament: candidate status immediately in Ukraine and Moldova

The European Parliament approves the report with 529 in favor, 45 against and 14 abstentions in which it asks to immediately grant the status of EU candidate country to Ukraine and Moldova. The report also indicates the willingness of the House to grant status to Georgia, once the necessary reforms have been completed. The deputies affirm that “in the context of the brutal Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, this choice would show leadership, determination and foresight” but underline “that there is no accelerated procedure for EU accession” and that this remains “A structured and merit-based process”.

23 June 2022


Russian raids in 14 places in Donetsk: civilian casualties

Russian troops attacked 14 localities in the region of Donetsk in Ukraine in the past 24 hours, causing the death and injury of several civilians. This was announced by the national police on Telegram indicating that Toretsk, Slovyansk, Bakhmut, Chasiv Yar, Avdiivka, Kurakhove, Illinivka, Berestok, Ocheretyne, Heorhiyivka, Shcherbynivka, Ivanivka, Pryshyb and Zaitseve are the ones who end up under enemy fire. The Russians used S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, artillery and tanks. Twenty-five civilian buildings were destroyed and damaged: 18 residential buildings, including two apartment buildings. Ukrinform writes it.

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