The European Union has approved Ukraine’s request to become a candidate country for admission in the block of 27 in a stage that Kyiv and Brussels hailed as a “historic moment”. EU leaders meeting in Brussels followed the European Commission’s recommendation, which was made on June 17.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy immediately welcomed the decision., saying: “The future of Ukraine is in the EU.” “It’s a victory…we’ve been waiting for 120 days and 30 years,” he added, referring to the length of the war and the decades since Ukraine became independent after the outbreak of the war. Soviet Union. “And now we will defeat the enemy.”
US to send additional $450 million in military aid to Ukraineincluding some additional medium range rocket systems. The latest package includes four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) and tens of thousands of artillery rounds as well as patrol boats, Pentagon officials said Thursday. With the latest deliveries, the U.S. contribution to Ukraine’s military so far will amount to $6.1 billion, White House spokesman John Kirby said. added.