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Ukraine was suspended on Friday from the verdict of the European Commission, which must give its opinion on the status of candidate for the EU of the country at war, a way for kyiv to protect itself by integrating the “European family”. Follow our live.

  • 4 a.m.: First response Friday to Ukraine’s European aspirations

The European Commission decides on Friday on granting Ukraine EU candidate status, but any green light will be subject to conditions and must be validated unanimously by the Twenty-Seven before the start of long negotiations. for its membership.

Never has an opinion been given in such a short time on a request for candidacy, an emergency due to the war waged by Russia for more than three months and which is part of the support given by Europeans to Ukraine facing Moscow.

  • 1:01 a.m .: Russia “lost strategically”, says a senior British military

“President Putin has used 25% of the power of his army to reap tiny territorial gains,” said British Chief of Defense Staff Admiral Tony Radakin in remarks reported by the British agency PA Friday.

“Any claim that this is a success for Russia makes no sense. Russia is losing,” he said. “She may have some tactical successes in the next few weeks,” he admitted. “But Russia has already lost strategically,” he said, stressing that “NATO is more powerful”, let alone “Finland and Sweden seeking to join” the organization. According to him, Russia “will never take control of Ukraine”.

With AFP

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