Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday handed over a full opinion poll on EU membership to the camp ambassador and said he hoped the move would lead his country to gain membership candidate status within weeks.
EU President Ursula von der Leyen voted for Zelensky during his visit to Kyiv on April 8 and promised to expedite Ukraine’s efforts to join the EU after Russia’s invasion of the country.
Video footage released by the Ukrainian government shows Zelensky handing over the completed document to the EU ambassador to Ukraine.
“We firmly believe that this action (granting of candidate status) will take place in the coming weeks, and considering the price they have paid on the path to freedom and democracy, it will be in the interest of the history of our people,” the Ukrainian president said. During the meeting.
The Vice President of the Ukrainian Presidential Office said at a meeting of the Council of Europe in June that his country was looking forward to becoming a candidate for the European Union.
He added that the European Commission should issue a recommendation on Ukraine’s compliance with the required membership criteria.
As a candidate country, Ukraine will begin negotiations on harmonizing its laws with the EU legal framework.
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