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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky address the nation from his office in Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 22.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky deal with the nation from his workplace in Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 22. (President of Ukraine)

In his nightly deal with, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke of the conversations he held with 11 European leaders on Wednesday, asking for his or her help on the eve of an EU summit the place a choice can be made on Ukraine’s candidate standing with the bloc.

The query of Ukraine’s candidacy for the European Union can be determined on the European Council summit going down on Thursday and Friday. 

“Tomorrow I’ll proceed this marathon —  we should present most help to our state,” Zelensky mentioned.

At a separate occasion earlier Wednesday, Zelensky instructed an viewers in Canada that he believed all European Union members would again a proposal to grant Ukraine EU candidate standing.

Russian missile strikes: The President additionally gave an replace on the Russian missile strike at Mykolaiv, southern Ukraine, earlier on Wednesday. CNN reported earlier that Mykolaiv was struck with seven missiles and suffered injury to infrastructure. “Happily, nobody was killed and 5 had been injured,” Zelensky mentioned.

Based on Zelensky, casualties had been reported following a strike on Kharkiv on Wednesday. Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv regional army administration, confirmed this in his Telegram put up Wednesday. He reported 10 folks useless and 10 wounded as the results of the strike.

“In Donbas — large air and artillery strikes. The purpose of the occupiers on this route stays the identical — they wish to destroy the entire Donbas step-by-step. All. Lysychansk, Sloviansk, Kramatorsk — they should make any metropolis like Mariupol. Utterly damaged,” Zelensky mentioned. 

Battle crimes: Zelensky additionally thanked america “for its help in investigating conflict crimes in Ukraine,” and known as it “one of many biggest contributions to the safety of worldwide regulation and order right now.”

The US lawyer basic introduced a conflict crimes accountability staff during a trip to Ukraine Tuesday that can work to determine and prosecute anybody who dedicated conflict crimes within the nation.