https://assets-decodeurs.lemonde.fr/redacweb/ukraine-cartes-infographie/derniere-maj-ukraine-avancee-russe.png https://assets-decodeurs.lemonde.fr/redacweb/ukraine-cartes-infographie /last-update-ukraine-advanced-russe.png 30 The situation on the map Enlarge The context Cover image: Wrecked cars along a road near the front line in Sievierodonetsk, in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, June 8, 2022. Oleksandr Ratushniak / AP The leaders of the Twenty-Seven have granted Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates for the European Union, announced the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, referring to a “moment history”, in the midst of the Russian offensive. This long-awaited decision by kyiv, taken at a summit of heads of state and government of EU countries in Brussels, marks the start of a long and complex process with a view to membership. Volodymyr Zelensky hailed “a unique and historic moment”. Serhi Haïdaï, the governor of the Luhansk region, on Friday. “There are 568 civilians in shelters in Azot”, the industrial zone, the only sector of the city still remaining in the hands of Ukrainian troops, he said. The governor of the Donetsk region said Thursday that more ” no city” in the area under his administration was “safe” for its inhabitants, the fighting there being too violent. Anti-aircraft alerts sounded overnight from Thursday to Friday in several major Ukrainian cities, from Donetsk to Odessa. The Russian army is also continuing to bomb the Mykolaiv region, where it announced on Thursday that it had notably destroyed 49 fuel reserves and three armored repair centers. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov announced on Thursday, supporting photo, the arrival of the first examples of the American Himars multiple rocket launchers, with a range of 80 kilometers, a few hours before the White House announced a new component of military aid to kyiv, amounting to of 450 million dollars. Germany activates level 2 of its emergency plan on gas supply. In the wake of a 60% drop in deliveries from Moscow through the Nord Stream gas pipeline, Germany on Thursday activated the “alert level” of its emergency plan to secure its gas supply, bringing the country closer to a situation of rationing. In this context, the government will be able to “support” market players to deal with high prices. The third and final stage of the plan, the “emergency level”, would allow the state to organize rationing.
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