Published on: 01/07/2022 – 02:19 A missile fire on the Odessa region in southern Ukraine killed at least ten people in an apartment building, announced on the night of Thursday to Friday a senior Ukrainian official. The Ukrainian president for his part affirmed that his country was now exporting energy to the European Union. Follow our live. 2:12 a.m.: Ukraine is now exporting energy to the EU, says V. Zelensky Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday that the opening of power lines to Romania marked the start of a process that could help the European Union to reduce its dependence on Russian hydrocarbons. He made the comment in a daily video address broadcast after his Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced that exports began earlier in the day, with a volume of 100 megawatts, against the backdrop of the war with Russia, which has entered its fifth month. This is “another significant step in our rapprochement towards the European Union”, said the Ukrainian president, whose country formally obtained candidate status last week to joining the community bloc. “Thanks to Ukrainian electricity, a significant part of the Russian gas used by European consumers can be replaced,” he added. “It is therefore, for us, not only a question of export earnings but a question of security for the whole of Europe”. “Let me remind you that connecting our country to the energy system of the “EU happened after the war started. Ukraine is now achieving things that once seemed impossible,” continued Volodymyr Zelensky. 1:56 a.m .: ten dead in a missile attack on Odessa Ten people were killed in a missile attack on the Odessa region, in southern Ukraine, announced on the night of Thursday to Friday a high- Ukrainian official. “The death toll in an apartment building has risen to ten,” Odessa region administration spokesman Serguiy Bratchouk said. With AFP and Reuters
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