EU: “Ukraine’s membership to be discussed”

EU: “Ukraine’s membership to be discussed”

 The European Council are in talks concerning Ukraine’s membership into the EU

According to a statement; Ukraine’s EU membership will be discussed in “coming days,” European Council president said in atweet.

“The EU stands firmly by Ukraine’s side; in efforts to alleviate humanitarian suffering inflicted by Russia’s aggression; and ensure nuclear safety,” Michel added. “The EU’s solidarity, friendship and unprecedented assistance for Ukraine are unwavering.”

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky also tweeted about his call with Michel.

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“Discussed the threat to nuclear facilities, shelling of civilian and critical infrastructure. We have to stop this. Raised the issue of Ukraine’s membership in the EU. The people of Ukraine deserve this. Stop Russia.”

On the other hand,

Russian defense ministry and UN officials held meeting on humanitarian situation in Ukraine

Officials from the Russian Ministry of Defense (MOD) held a meeting in Moscow with representatives from the United Nations to discuss the situation in Ukraine Monday.

“The formula of interaction for solving humanitarian problems on the territory of Ukraine; in the DPR and in the LPR was discussed,” a statement from the Russian MOD said without providing further details.

It comes after Russia’s Defense Minister; Sergei Shoigu and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres; held a phone call, the MOD said.

Guterres tweeted Sunday, “It is absolutely essential to establish a pause in the fighting in Ukraine; to allow for the safe passage of civilians from Mariupol, Kharkiv and Sumy; as well as all other places caught in conflict; and to ensure life-saving humanitarian supplies can move in for those who remain.”

Meanwhile;

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to meet Ukrainian counterpart Kuleba on Thursday, says Turkey

The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine will meet in Turkey on Thursday; according to the Turkish foreign minister.

In a televised statement; Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said he will also be attending the meeting in Antalya between Sergei Lavrov and Dmytro Kuleba.

“Upon President Erdogan’s initiatives and our intensive diplomatic efforts; Foreign Ministers Sergei Lavrov of Russia and Dmytro Kuleba of Ukraine; have decided to meet with my participation on the margins of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum,” Çavuşoğlu tweeted.

The Antalya Diplomacy Forum is an annual event; and before Russia invaded Ukraine; the list of attendees included NATO chief Jans Stoltenberg and the European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.

We hope this meeting will be a turning point. I want this meeting to be an important step on the path of peace and stability. they will work for a lasting peace and stability,” Çavuşoğlu added.

 

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