Live: EU set to grant Ukraine candidate status as battle for Donbas reaches ‘fearsome climax’

European leaders are set to accept Ukraine as an official candidate to join the EU on Thursday as the fight for two cities in the Luhansk region enters a “fearsome climax”, according to Ukrainian officials, who have urged an acceleration of Western arms deliveries. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest developments. All times Paris time (GMT+2). …read more