EU leaders approve EU candidate status to Ukraine, Moldova

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EU leaders approve EU candidate status to Ukraine, Moldova

The EU leaders have approved the grant of EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova.

The decision was made by the European Council President Charles Michel as a historic moment and a crucial step in the path of the two countries towards the EU.

The decision was a unique moment for Ukraine and the EU, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The EU is preparing a financial aid package for Ukraine worth up to 9 billion, according to UNIAN.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned the G-7 and NATO countries against a bad peace in Ukraine that would force Kyiv to accept unfavourable peace terms.

The G-7 summit is scheduled to take place in Germany on June 26 and 27 after which a NATO summit will begin in Madrid.

The US is sending more military aid to Ukraine worth USD 450 million. The White House announced that the package would include additional high mobility artillery rocket systems to provide Ukraine with the capability to meet its evolving battlefield requirements, as well as rounds of ammunition, tactical vehicles, machine guns and patrol boats.