Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky today called on the European Union to allow Ukraine to become a direct member of the bloc through a special process, at a time when the country is defending itself against the invasion of Russian forces.
"Our goal is to be with all Europeans and, above all, to be equal. I'm sure this is the law. "I'm sure we deserve it," he said in a video he posted on social media.
The fifth day of the war in Kyiv dawned under the nightmarish sound produced by the air raid warning sirens.
Many of the inhabitants of the Ukrainian capital remain in underground shelters. A barrage of explosions was reported overnight in the capital and other cities of the country.