Ukraine Latest: EU to Stand 'Shoulder to Shoulder' With Kyiv
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen visited Kyiv and said Ukraine is making progress on its bid to eventually join the European Union. In the US, the average price of gasoline climbed to more than $5 per gallon for the first time, exacerbated by western sanctions on Russian energy. Discord emerged after US President Joe Biden said his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, brushed off his warnings about an imminent invasion. (See RSAN on the Bloomberg Terminal for the Russian Sanctions Dashboard. Russian shelling led to an “intense fire” at the Azot chemical plant at Sievierodonetsk, Ukrinform cited the head of the Luhansk regional military administration, Serhiy Haidai, as saying. Russian forces have been fighting to capture Sievierodonetsk, a city in the Luhansk region where Russia has made advances since focusing its attacks in eastern Ukraine. The leaders of Germany, France and Italy are considering a joint trip to Ukraine to signal concerted European support, according to Bild am Sonntag, which cited people close to French and Ukrainian governments it didn’t identify. Ukraine is planning to finalize drafting its reconstruction plan in early July in time for a donors’ conference scheduled for July 4-5 in Lugano, Switzerland, members of the parliament said. The plan aims to strengthen Ukraine’s economic resilience and modernize the country, Danilo Getmantsev, a governing-party lawmaker, told reporters in Kyiv.
The European Union has said it expects to finance the bulk of Ukraine’s reconstruction costs. Gasoline topped an average of $5 per gallon in the US, the latest pain point for American consumers in a price rally that President Joe Biden blames in part on fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. A global shortage has been exacerbated by European and US efforts to sidestep oil from Russia to punish President Vladimir Putin for the invasion, and record prices at the pump are fueling the highest US inflation rate in 40 years. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen pledged wide-ranging cooperation with Ukraine, saying on Twitter that the two sides have much work to do on everything from infrastructure to climate action or resilience. Ukraine also has work to do on reforms to fight corruption, von der Leyen said earlier Saturday during an appearance with Zelenskiy in Kyiv. Ukraine expects to get the advanced German air defense system IRIS-T in August, the country’s ambassador to Germany, Andrij Melnyk, told NV. Von der Leyen Visits Kyiv in Boost for Ukraine’s EU Bid (2:03 p. The head of the EU’s executive arm made her second visit to Kyiv since the start of the war and met Zelenskiy. The European Commission is expected to recommend on June 17 that Ukraine be granted candidate status to join the bloc, starting a process that could last more than a decade in which the country must adopt EU rules and standards.
“We will take stock of the joint work needed for reconstruction and of progress made by Ukraine as it pursues its European path,” von der Leyen said before the visit. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted that he spoke with Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau to discuss the next deliveries of heavy weapons and a seventh EU sanctions package on Russia. Ukrainian lawmaker Fedir Venislavskyi said the country was taking all necessary measures to save the two Britons and a Moroccan captured by Russia and sentenced to death, Reuters reported. Ukraine is open to a prisoner swap to secure the release of two Britons sentenced to death by Russia, the Telegraph reported, citing Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine’s ambassador to the UK. Biden said Zelenskiy tuned out warnings that Russia would invade Ukraine in the lead-up to the February attack. “I know a lot of people thought I was maybe exaggerating, but I knew, and we had data to sustain, he was going in off the border. Zelenskiy’s spokesman, Serhiy Nikiforov, said the Ukrainian president had had multiple calls with Biden before the invasion where the two leaders shared their assessments of the situation. The chief executive officer of BASF SE, which would have to shut down its main site in Ludwigshafen if Russian gas supplies are cut off, said he favors sanctions on the technology industry instead. Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said ties between Moscow and Beijing may deepen further as Russia is under intense international sanctions.
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