Closing system

EU says it is its ‘moral duty’ to include Ukraine in bloc

Ukrainian firefighters work in a bombed building in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Anti-tank barricades block a street placed in preparation for a possible Russian offensive in Odessa, Ukraine, March 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Residents prepare tea in a basement used as a bomb shelter in Irpin, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

The bodies are placed in a mass grave on the outskirts of Mariupol, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukrainians crowd under a destroyed bridge as they attempt to flee across the Irpin River on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

A Russian armored personnel carrier burns amidst damaged and abandoned light utility vehicles after fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Marinko Andrew)

People hide on the floor of a hospital during a shelling by Russian forces in Mariupol, Ukraine, Friday, March 4, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

A man collects items from a store that caught fire in a Russian attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)