Russia’s war against Ukraine has reached its 120th day. The European Council has formally given the green light to the granting of candidate countries for EU membership to Ukraine and Moldova, on the basis of the Commission’s recommendations. Green light also to the “European perspective” for Georgia. Zelensky in connection: «It is a unique and historic moment, the future of Ukraine is in the EU. Kuleba adds: “The turning point was the visit of Draghi, Macron and Scholz to Kiev.” The Kremlin warns: “Peace with Kiev only on our terms.” The American Himars rocket launchers arrive, while the US is preparing to announce another 450 millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine.
“The city of Mariupol, occupied by the Russian armed forces, is” on the verge of an epidemiological catastrophe. “Mayor Vadym Boychenko said this, adding that” the city is invaded by mountains of undifferentiated garbage and hygienic conditions are precarious ” . “Infectious diseases are spreading – he added -, among which I do not exclude cholera and dysentery. In all areas there are natural burials and no sewage system is functioning. Furthermore, there is no drinking water. All this puts the population at risk.” health of Mariupol residents who find themselves in a real ghetto ».
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7.16 – The USA: more weapons to KIev for 450 million dollars
The United States is sending military aid worth an additional $ 450 million to Ukraine. This was confirmed by the spokesman of the White House, John Kirby. “This pack contains weapons and equipment, including the new high-mobility artillery rocket systems,” explained Kirby. Tens of thousands of artillery ammunition and patrol boats will also be shipped.
7.14 – Zelensky: “Italy alongside Kiev, thanks to Draghi’s strength”
«Italy is on our side. Thank you very much, Prime Minister! Thank you for her strength, for her perseverance. Thank you for showing that the principles of good people are truly the foundation of Europe. ” This is what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky underlined when speaking to the European Council after the EU’s yes to the Ukrainian candidacy. Zelensky thanked, one by one, all 27 member countries, according to the speech published on the Ukrainian government website.
7.12 – Explosions in Zaporizhia
Explosions in Zaporizhzhia on Thursday night. This was reported by the secretary of the municipal council of the Ukrainian city Anatoliy Kurtev, quoted by the Kiev Independent, which sent citizens to stay in shelters. Shortly before midnight, reports the Ukrainian newspaper, the siren of the air raid was activated.
7 am – Mariupol “on the verge of an epidemiological catastrophe”
Mariupol is “on the verge of an epidemiological catastrophe”. Mayor Vadym Boychenko reported this, according to The Kyviv independent. In the city, he explained, infectious diseases are already spreading, including deadly viruses such as cholera and dysentery. The Municipality of Mariupol reported that 9,000 tons of waste have invaded the streets and Mariupol is now “a real ghetto” where hygienic conditions put the lives of the remaining residents at risk.