Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has emphatically demanded EU candidate status after more than 100 days of valiant struggle against Russian invasion. “I mean, this will be a decision not only for Ukraine, but for the entire European project,” the head of state said in his daily video message on Monday. That will also decide whether the EU has a future or not, Zelenskyj said.

Meanwhile, fighting in Ukraine continues.

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What will be important on Tuesday: Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth (Greens) arrived on Monday afternoon for a two-day visit to the Ukrainian port city of Odessa. She traveled to the Black Sea at the invitation of her Ukrainian counterpart. “We want to show that we are there,” said the Green politician at the start of the trip, “we want to show how culture is being attacked,” she said before the main day of the trip on Tuesday. Offers of humanitarian aid are still rarely mentioned in the debates.