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EU is about to comment on admitting Ukraine, Russian Ambassador gets painted in Poland

“The EC intends to comment on the Ukraine joins the European Union (EU) next June. During the meeting between the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and other leaders of the G7 group, including the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France and Japan on May 8, we discussed support EU support and Ukraine’s European roadmap. I look forward to receiving answers to Ukraine’s EU membership survey questionnaire,” Von der Leyen wrote on Twitter today (May 9).

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EC President Ursula Von der Leyen on May 9. Photo: Twitter/ Ursula Von der Leyen

According to Al Jazeera news agency, Von der Layen during a visit to the capital Kiev early last month showed solidarity with Ukraine, as well as agreed that Brussels will consider the government’s ambition to join the EU.

Then, on April 17, the deputy chief of staff to the President of Ukraine announced on national television that the Kiev government had completed the survey questionnaire to join the EU, the first step for the bloc to decide on whether to join the EU. accept Ukraine as a member.

The Russian ambassador was sprayed with paint

According to RT news agency, Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreyev today (May 9) was splashed with red paint while participating in a ceremony to honor Soviet Red Army soldiers who died in World War Two.

Video posted on Telegram showed that Ambassador Andreyev was surrounded by a pro-Ukrainian crowd when present at the ceremony. Then the extremists splashed paint on Mr. Andreyev.

In a later statement, Ambassador Andreyev said he was not injured in the incident.

“We condemn the attack carried out by supporters of neo-fascism. The interruption of Victory Day celebrations, as well as previous attacks on many World War II monuments or cemeteries, demonstrated the rebirth of fascism. in the West,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told RT news agency.

Russia says talks with Ukraine continue

Vladimir Medinsky, an adviser to President Vladimir Putin and chief negotiator of Russia, today (May 9) said that negotiations between them and the Ukrainian delegation have not stopped and continue to hold online meetings. “We ask for more specifics… to be able to meet in person,” Mr. Medinsky told Interfax news agency.

According to Al Jazeera news agency, the Russian-Ukrainian delegations have not held face-to-face peace talks since late March. However, negotiations still take place through online meetings.

Russian military claims to destroy US radar system in Ukraine

“We destroyed a US-made artillery locating radar system near the town of Zolote in eastern Ukraine,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Currently, Reuters, Al Jazeera and many other media have not been able to verify the statement of the Russian military.

In the event that the above statement of the Russian military is true, it is likely that the radar system in question is the AN/TPQ-36, the weapon in the military aid package for Ukraine with a total value of $ 800 million announced by the US in the middle of last month. The AN/TPQ-36 was built by the US to determine where enemy shells were fired, thereby providing coordinates for US or allied weapon systems to counterattack.

G7 pledges to help countries suffering from food crises because of the war in Ukraine

“Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine has caused disruption to the global economy; impact on the security of energy, fertilizer and food supplies as well as global supply chains”, RT news agency quoted a joint statement issued by the leaders of the G7 group, including the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Japan, given after meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“The most vulnerable countries have suffered severe impacts, and the G7 is working to combat ‘adverse and harmful’ effects. The G7 urges Russia to stop hindering Ukraine’s food production and exports. Moscow’s obstruction of Kiev’s food exports will be seen as an attack on feeding the world,” the statement added.

The G7 bloc in the above statement also confirmed that they will help Ukraine “maintain food production and exports in the coming season”.

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