Relatório de situação da guerra na Ucrânia – dia 120
June 23, 2022 - A Ucrânia deverá receber o estatuto de país candidato à UE na cimeira de Bruxelas, quando a batalha com as tropas russas pela região do Donbas está a "entrar numa espécie de clímax terrível", disse um conselheiro do Presidente Zelenski.
Candidate status is the first official step towards EU membership and France said this week there was “total consensus” on Ukraine. But it can take many years to join and there's no guarantee of success.
The war of attrition in the Donbas – Ukraine’s industrial heartland – is most critical in the twin cities of Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, which straddle the Siverskyi Donets River in Luhansk province.
Friday will mark four months since Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops across the border in what he calls a “special military operation” partly necessitated by Western encroachment into what Russia views as its sphere of influence.