Ukraine: the government of kyiv has filled in a questionnaire for EU accession

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Kyiv filled out questionnaires for EU membership

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According to the Kyiv government, the remaining Ukrainian fighters in Mariupol will not surrender even after the expiry of the Russian ultimatum. Russia, for its part, continues with all its might its rocket and artillery attacks against Ukraine. Max Hermes reports from kyiv.

Ukraine has completed the questionnaire on EU membership presented by the President of the European Commission, von der Leyen. This could give the country candidate status. Meanwhile, the aviation industry sees little problem with an oil embargo. More in the live ticker.

DAccording to the government, Ukraine has fully completed the EU membership application questionnaire submitted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. As Deputy Head of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s Office, Ihor Zhovkva, said in a television interview with Ukrainian state television on Sunday (local time), the European Commission must now clarify whether Ukraine fulfills the necessary membership criteria. .

“We expect the recommendation to be positive and then the ball will be in the hands of EU member states,” he said. According to him, Ukraine hopes to receive EU candidate status at the scheduled European Council session on June 23-24.

During her visit to kyiv on April 8, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen promised Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyj an accelerated decision on the country’s admission into the international community. She handed Selenskyj a catalog of questions about envisioned EU membership, and the president promised to process the document within a week.

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News from Ukraine – all events in the live ticker:

03:02 – Municipalities call for the strengthening of civil protection because of the war in Ukraine

The Association of Cities and Municipalities calls for a “complete restart” of the civil fight against disasters and civil protection. In addition to the dangers of climate change such as heat and floods, there are now war scenarios and cyber threats, managing director Gerd Landsberg told the newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday editions). A functioning alarm system, better equipment for firefighters and storage of food, medicine and equipment such as emergency generators for clinics are needed.

Considering the possible war dangers, new shelter concepts should also be developed. Landsberg called on citizens to take better care of themselves. The state “cannot always be effective everywhere, even in emergency situations”, he said. “That’s why, for example, getting water and food for 14 days is on the agenda.”

01:00 – Aviation industry – Don’t expect major breakdowns on the oil embargo

According to its own assessment, the German aircraft industry would be able to cope with an energy embargo against Russia. “We would see restrictions and higher prices. However, most of the oil used by industry already arrives at North Sea ports.

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An embargo should therefore not lead to significant losses,” BDL trade association chairman Peter Gerber told the “Funke Mediengruppe” newspapers. He also says he expects the prices of airfares are rising.”Costs for kerosene are rising, but infrastructure costs are also rising because air traffic control services, for example, pass on higher costs.”

00:00 – Journal – 1100 doctors want to help in Ukraine and neighboring countries

According to a news report, about 1,100 German doctors have registered with the German Medical Association to help treat the sick and wounded of war in Ukraine or neighboring countries. Medical Chairman Klaus Reinhardt told Editorial Network Germany that the response to a corresponding appeal was very impressive.

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The German Medical Association is currently in talks with the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Health and the embassies of Ukraine and neighboring countries on how doctors can be deployed in the most sensible way possible.

10:43 p.m. – Zelensky on reconstruction

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted that he had spoken to International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Kristalina Georgieva about her country’s financial stability and post-war reconstruction. There are clear plans. He is convinced that cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF will continue to be fruitful.

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