TOP NEWS: The leaders of four European countries arrived in Kyiv and stated their support of Ukraine’s EU candidate status. France will provide Ukraine with additional artillery. Slovakia has provided Ukraine with five helicopters. Russian Forces continue to target Severodonetsk and Lysychansk, as well as other towns and villages in the east. Lithuanian parliament says Russia committing “deportations” and “genocide” in Ukraine. Great Britain had sanctioned Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill.
PHOTO OF THE DAY: The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Romania visited Ukraine, including Irpin and Kyiv, and met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Leaders of Germany, France and Italy Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron and Mario Draghi arrived in Ukraine
The leaders of three European countries arrived in Ukraine by a special train from Ukrainian railways.
Romanian President Klaus Johannis has also arrived in Kyiv
“In Kyiv today with my European colleagues to show our strong support and full solidarity with Ukrainian President Zelensky and the Ukrainian people. This illegal Russian aggression must stop!” – said the President of Romania Klaus Johannis.
The leaders of four European countries stated their support of Ukraine’s EU candidate status
France, Germany, Italy and Romania supported Ukraine’s EU candidate status. This was announced by the leaders of the countries in Kyiv.
France will provide Ukraine with additional artillery
France will provide Ukraine with six additional Caesar self-propelled 155 mm howitzer.
Ukraine will receive 300-400 artillery systems from the United States and other allies following the Ukraine Contact Group Meeting in Brussels
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said that Ukraine will receive 300-400 artillery systems from the United States and allies.
Slovakia has provided five helicopters to Ukraine
Slovakia has provided four Mi-17 helicopters, one Mi-2 helicopter and ammunition to Grad multiple rocket launchers. This was stated by Defense Minister Yaroslav Nagy.
Russian Forces continue to shell Severodonetsk and nearably settlements
Russian Forces targeted Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, and the settlements of Ustynivka, Loskutivka, Metolkine, and Borivske with artillery and multiple rocket launchers.
Russian Forces launched an airstrike on Lysychansk
As a result of this attack by Russian Forces , four people were killed and seven others were injured in Lysychansk.
Russian Forces have again attacked Sumy region
Russian Forces launched a missile strike on the territory of the Sadivska community, as well as fired mortars at the Krasnopillia community. Four people were killed and six others were injured in the Sadivska community.
As a result of shelling, a school in the Krasnopillia community was damaged.
Great Britain has sanctioned Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church
Great Britain has sanctioned Russian Children’s Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill
Lithuanian parliament says Russia committing “deportations” and “genocide” in Ukraine
The Lithuanian parliament has passed a resolution, saying the ongoing forced relocation of Ukrainians to Russia amounts to criminal deportations. The Lithuanian parliament’s resolution says this amounts to “genocide of the Ukrainian people”.