Ukraine war situation report – day 114
June 17, 2022 - The leaders of Germany, France and Italy vow to support “immediate” EU candidate status for Ukraine after visiting Kyiv, as the country battles a ferocious Russian offensive in the east.
After holding talks with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, rench President Emmanuel Macron, Germany's Olaf Scholz and Italy’s Mario Draghi signalled that Ukraine should be granted European Union candidate status, a symbolic gesture that would draw Kyiv closer to the economic bloc.
In the meantime, Britain will welcome representatives from Ukraine and business leaders on Friday to discuss how British companies can help rebuild key infrastructure in Kyiv.
It comes as Ukraine’s navy has claimed on social media that it has struck the Russian a rescue tug , which it said was in the process of the “transportation of ammunition, weapons and personnel of the Black Sea Fleet to Snake Island.”