EU Gives Ukraine Candidate Status Despite Russian Invasion

Russia cuts supplies of gas to Ukraine, sparking global worries . Russia could press further north, according to British Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba .

Ukraine and Moldova were granted candidate status by European Union leaders on Thursday, with the US revealing its support for Russias invasion.Russia closed in on key cities in the country's troubled east, sparking global worries with gas and grain exports restrictions, according to Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky, who has been working the phones for weeks.After Russia slashed its supplies, Ukraine's foreign minister recalled that the decision by EU leaders to give Ukraine a vital commodity was almost empty on Wednesday, killing five people in a basement.And then Russia could press further north, according to British Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, who said that the Ukrainian authorities were demonstrating that they were doing something right.Demand for gas is lower in the summer, but shortages could result in heating shortages in the winter, according to a Kremlin spokesman.To get more electricity from sea sources, France is planning to reach full capacity by early autumn, and would install a new floating methane terminal.