Kyiv: Ukraine announces withdrawal of troops from Severodonetsk in Luhansk, fighting in eastern Ukraine. According to the governor of Luhansk, the army received instructions from its superiors to move to other areas. However, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense did not respond to a request for comment.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Russia continues to seek full control of the Donbass region, which includes the provinces of Luhansk and Donetsk. Nearly half of these areas are controlled by pro-Russian rebels. With the withdrawal of troops from Severodonetsk, Russia will now focus on Lychee.
Meanwhile, applications for membership from Ukraine and Moldova Officially Approved (Candidate status granted) reported to the European Union (EU). At the European Union summit in Brussels, the leaders of the member states decided to consider Ukraine as the official candidate for EU membership.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selensky said the decision was a historic moment. At the same time, it is only the first step in the years-long process of becoming an EU member.