Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know

Updated June 18 2022 - 11:26am, first published 11:21am
Russia has heavily shelled the eastern Ukrainian city of Lysychansk, destroying a key highway out.

As war rages in the east, Ukraine got a major boost on Friday when the European Union recommended it become a candidate to join the bloc, a potentially dramatic geopolitical shift in the wake of Russia's invasion.

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