Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that not only Ukraine but also other European countries should expect greater hostile activity from Russia.
In an online video released Sunday, Zelenskyy said, "Tomorrow a truly historic week begins. A week when we will hear the answer from the European Union on the candidate status for Ukraine."
On Friday, the EU's executive arm recommended making Ukraine a candidate for EU membership. The leaders of the EU member countries are scheduled to hold a summit this week.
Zelenskyy also spoke of the situation in Ukraine.
He said, "The occupiers are accumulating forces in the Kharkiv direction, in the Zaporizhzhia region. They struck at our fuel infrastructure again -- they want to worsen the fuel situation."
The president went on to say, "Fierce fighting continues in Donbas. The Russian army uses the greatest number of artillery there." But he said the Ukrainian army is holding on in the key city of Severodonetsk and other hot spots.