The war of aggression unleashed by Russia has been raging in Ukraine for 100 days this Friday. At the same time, Ukrainian troops continue to defend themselves against the loss of the city of Sievjerodonetsk in the east, where Russian troops are advancing with their superior firepower. The city should not be abandoned if possible, said Deputy Chief of Staff Oleksiy Hromov on Thursday in Kyiv.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has made several appearances with a kind of balance sheet of the war since February 24. On the 100th day of the war, the EU wants to formally adopt its sixth package of sanctions against Russia with an oil embargo.

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The day brings:

The EU is expected to take the formal decision on new Russia sanctions on Friday. This includes an extensive oil embargo. Under pressure from Hungary, the EU states removed the Russian Orthodox patriarch Kirill from the criminal list at the last minute. In Berlin, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier receives the Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Ruslan Stefantschu. In an interview, he asked for the delivery of German battle tanks.