https://assets-decodeurs.lemonde.fr/redacweb/ukraine-cartes-infographie/derniere-maj-ukraine-avancee-russe.png https://assets-decodeurs.lemonde.fr/redacweb/ukraine-cartes-infographie /derniere-maj-ukraine-avancee-russe.png 30 The situation on the map Enlarge The context Cover image: An M142 HIMARS, during military exercises in Grier Labouihi, in the south-east of Morocco, on June 21, 2022. FADEL SENNA / AFP Contributions to this live broadcast are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For the granting of its status as a candidate for membership of the European Union, Kyiv can count on the support of the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who on Wednesday called on European leaders to “show at the height of historical responsibility”. Thursday, Volodymyr Zelensky continues his “telephone marathon” with European leaders to snatch a consensus in favor of yes. At 11 a.m., Olivier Costa, political scientist and specialist in the European Parliament, answered your questions. The European summit must be followed by another of the G7 and a third of NATO, in which the President of the United States will participate. , Joe Biden. The question of financial aid to Kyiv should be at the heart of discussions at these meetings. In Berlin on Wednesday, the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, called for setting up “a Marshall plan” for the reconstruction of Ukraine, with a budget of several billion euros. The White House stressed that Mr. Zelensky would intervene, by videoconference, during these two meetings. The Russian forces continue to tighten their grip on the twin cities of Lyssytchansk and Sievierodonetsk, in the Donbass. The pocket of Ukrainian resistance around these two strategic industrial cities is increasingly surrounded by the Russians. “They want to destroy all of Donbass, step by step. Entirely. Lysychansk, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk… They want to turn all cities into Mariupol,” Zelensky said overnight Wednesday-Thursday. In Mykolaiv, two grain storage terminals were hit by Russian shelling on Wednesday, injuring five people . The ports of Mykolaiv and Odessa have been blocked since the beginning of the conflict, which has paralyzed the maritime transport of agricultural raw materials, the main export route for Ukraine until then. Find our live from yesterday here. Read all our articles, analyzes and reports on the war in Ukraine Chronicle. “How to defend kyiv in the name of democracy when it means allying with one or more autocracies? » Grandstand. Pierre Lellouche: “What was initially a local conflict limited to Ukraine has become an undeclared proxy war between NATO and Russia” Podcast. War in Ukraine: threat to world food security Factual. Ukrainian journalist Maks Levin “executed by the Russians”, according to a report by RSF Reportage. On the road to Mariupol, the inhabitants who choose to return to hell Portrait. Screenwriter and first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, from the shadows of war
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