Ukraine

Ukraine is going to become an official candidate for EU membership, here’s what that means

Ukraine is set to become a formal candidate for membership in the European Union, according to ministers and diplomats, in a symbolic but moral decision after the Russian invasion. EU leaders in Brussels are expected to sign last week ‘s recommendation by the European Commission, the EU’ s executive branch. After several days of internal …

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China’s Xi warns of ‘alarm for humanity’ in Ukraine as BRICS leaders meet for virtual summit

Chinese leader Xi Jinping said the conflict in Ukraine “sounded the alarm for humanity” and at the same time condemned US sanctions against Russia, accusing the West of provoking Moscow. Basic points: Mr Xi comments in a keynote address at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Forum Says sanctions could act as “boomerang” and “double-edged …

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Russian forces double their attacks in Kharkov as Ukrainian aid reaches Sievierodonetsk

Russian forces continue rocket attacks on Ukraine’s second largest city, Kharkiv, and the surrounding countryside, killing at least 20 people in a bid to force Kyiv to withdraw resources from the main battlefield to protect civilians from attack. . Basic points: Russian forces resume efforts to target northeastern city of Kharkiv, killing dozens in bombings …

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