Ukraine submitted to the EU the application for candidate status, urging for a "fast-track" procedure, which is not provided for in the European treaties. The Ukrainian approach has generated a chain reaction among the other states associated with the EU - Georgia and Moldova
The survival of the regime depends on the "balance" between the interests pursued by the secret services, the oligarchs and the central and local state apparatus, all watched over by Putin
The suspension of international flights from March 8, 2022 creates additional obstacles for the population and economic agents to transfer their savings from Russian banks abroad
Putin can use other dependencies (besides energy) to deal with to limit the effects of Western sanctions, which Putin calls "declaration of war"
The intensification of European accession has become the main response of the states associated with the EU to Russian aggression in the region
The EU does not apply a fast-track regime to examine Ukraine's request, even if Kyiv expects a clear response in the near future.
Ukraine needs to receive guarantees from the EU that the "package" approach does not affect its chances of obtaining candidate status