European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on EU leaders to "rise to the occasion" by granting Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate status at their summit on Thursday.
Summit in which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will participate virtually.
The city of Lyssytchansk, in eastern Ukraine, is going through "hell" according to the Ukrainian authorities, who recognize the advance of Russian troops who intend to fully control the eastern region of Donbass.
Two drones on Wednesday attacked an oil refinery in southwestern Russia near the border with Ukraine, according to Russia.
"Key European decision in the evening"
“As actively as we are fighting for a positive decision by the European Union on Ukraine's candidacy, we are fighting daily to obtain deliveries of modern weapons,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky insisted on Wednesday evening. participate virtually in the European Council summit in Brussels.
"We are expecting a key European decision in the evening," said the man who has been repeating for weeks that his former Soviet republic belongs to the "European family".
He was to continue this Thursday his “telephone marathon” with European leaders to extract a consensus in favor of yes.
He can count on the support of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who called on European leaders to "rise to the occasion" by acceding to kyiv's request.
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