Throughout the week, Russia, through a number of loyal Western experts, promoted the narrative that Ukraine should sit down at the negotiating table as this is allegedly the only option to end the war.
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11 June 2022
The joint EU–Ukraine efforts within the framework of the Platform for Reconstruction should help the country move towards the EU.
Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva believes that currently no European Union leader has real arguments as to why Ukraine should be denied EU candidate status, but there are discussions about how soon such a decision will be made.
President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine believes that the decision on Ukraine's membership in the EU will be important both for his country and for the European Union.
Mykhailo Podoliak, an adviser to the head of the President's Office, assured that Ukraine had been preparing for the new phase of the Russian war, running military exercises and relocating its ammunition stocks to not allow the enemy destroy them immediately.
The European Commission will finalize its discussions of the conclusion on Ukraine’s EU candidate status within next week.
Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania foreign ministers discuss heavy arms supplies, sanctions, unblocking of exports
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had phone calls with his Polish and Lithuanian counterparts on Saturday, discussing supplies of heavy weaponry to Ukraine, the seventh package of Russia sanctions, and the efforts to unblock Ukrainian exports.
President Volodymyr Zelensky insists on the need to reform the United Nations in order to be able to respond to any aggression at the global level.
Ukraine expects a decision on granting EU candidate status to be adopted in June.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Kyiv on Saturday to meet with President Volodymyr Zelensky and discuss Ukraine's progress towards EU membership.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended the Bucharest Nine (B9) Summit by video teleconference on Friday, thanking the group for its significant contribution to Euroatlantic security, and support for Ukraine’s sovereignty.
10 June 2022
The leaders of the Bucharest Nine (B9) have called on Russia to withdraw its forces from the territory of Ukraine and ensure accountability for war crimes and atrocities committed in Ukraine.
Federal Chancellor of Austria Karl Nehammer says that the EU candidate status should be granted to Ukraine, provided that other applicants – the countries of the Western Balkans and Moldova – are granted this status simultaneously.
The Elysee Palace states that France is ready to take part in the operation to unblock the port of Odesa to ensure the export of Ukrainian grain to countries that need it.
Granting Ukraine the status of a candidate country for accession to the European Union remains a subject of discussion in the Netherlands.
The Government of Montenegro adopted a decision to provide additional aid, including military assistance, to Ukraine.
Ukraine's Armed Forces demonstrate a high level of military competencies and courage in the war with Russia, but a number of reforms in various areas are still needed to gain NATO membership.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has addressed the participants of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with UK Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace, who is on a working visit to Kyiv with his team.
The Russian Federation has violated about 400 international treaties since 2014.
So far, 45% of the McFaul-Yermak Group's action plan to strengthen sanctions against the Russian Federation has been implemented.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, in his statements about his desire to exterminate Ukrainians, plainly articulated the true goal of Russia's policy toward Ukraine.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s position on Ukraine has cross-party support in the UK, and no changes for Ukraine in this regard are expected.
09 June 2022
Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Ruslan Stefanchuk, says Ukraine will never cross the three red lines in any negotiations.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree, introducing sanctions against 261 heads of Russian higher educational institutions, as well as suspending cultural exchanges, scientific cooperation, educational and sports contacts, entertainment programs with 236 Russian higher educational institutions.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Wopke Hoekstra assured Verkhovna Rada Chair Ruslan Stefanchuk of the support for Ukraine's European integration aspirations.
Moscow still can’t figure out whom they are fighting Ukraine and is organizing a “game of democracy” in the occupied Ukrainian territories.
The United States is confident in the unity and readiness of NATO and G7 to resolutely resist Russian aggression and support Ukraine.
08 June 2022
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recommending that the European Union grant Ukraine the status of a candidate country for EU membership.