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Russia attacks steps up as Ukraine fears for the east

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Ukraine's president with actor Ben Stiller

Published 24 June 2022 at 12:18pm
By Essam Al-Ghalib
Source: SBS

This week is a 'fateful' one for Ukraine as the European Commission is set to decide on whether it will become a European Union member. It comes as Hollywood actor Ben Stiller met with Ukraine's President Volodomyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv while civilians flee intense fighting.


Published 24 June 2022 at 12:18pm
By Essam Al-Ghalib
Source: SBS


Ukraine's President Volodymyr  Zelenskyy says the coming week will be historic for Ukraine when the European Commission's recommendation for the country's membership in the E-U is to be discussed by leaders of the 27-nation bloc. The war has increased pressure on EU governments to fast-track Ukraine’s candidacy, but the process is expected to take years, and EU members remain divided over how quickly and fully to welcome new participation.


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