Ukraine Russia Online: The second phase of the war has begun, Russia has launched a new offensive in the east –

Ukraine believes it will become an EU candidate country in the coming weeks. The President of Ukraine handed over to the Head of the EU Delegation in Ukraine Mattio Maasikas the completed questionnaire needed to apply for EU membership, which was handed to him on 8 April by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. and will become a “candidate for admission” and subsequently the next “final phase” of the accession process will be able to begin. “We truly believe that this procedure will take place in the coming weeks,” the Ukrainian president said, adding that the Ukrainian people had been “mentally in Europe for a long time.” EU summit in June. “Subsequently, accession negotiations should begin, which should take place in an accelerated procedure … Ukraine will be in the EU,” he said. (SME)