Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated the extreme fights in eastern Ukraine represent “the toughest spot” in the dispute, with Russian forces “pressing strongly” in the area.
Several cities, towns and towns in the Luhansk area have actually been the focus of serious combating for a number of weeks with Russian and Ukrainian forces participated in street fights while Russian weapons fire ruins facilities and houses in the area.
Meanwhile, stress are high in between Russia and Lithuania after the latter, a NATO member, prohibited the rail transfer of all EU approved items (such as metals, coal, building and construction products and high-technology items) originating from mainland Russia to Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave on the Baltic Sea.
Russia has actually alerted of “serious” effects versus what it has actually called “hostile actions” of Lithuania, while NATO members have actually repeated their assistance for the nation.
Elsewhere, it’s a tense week for Ukraine as it waits for to see whether it will be given the status of a prospect nation for the EuropeanUnion It needs to understand by the end of the week when an EU top concludes.