Kyiv, June 17 (QNA) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky hailed today the "historic decision" taken by the European Union to recommend granting Ukraine candidate status for EU membership.
Zelensky wrote on Twitter that he was grateful to every member of the European Commission for the historic decision.
The Commission's opinion will be discussed at the European Summit on June 23-24, and the leaders of the EU-27 must unanimously endorse it for Ukraine to formally receive candidate status.
Earlier today, Ursula von der Leyen announced that the Commission had recommended to member states granting Ukraine the status of a candidate country to join the European Union.
Never before has an opinion been issued in such a short time on a candidacy application. It is an emergency due to the war in Ukraine and part of the Europeans' support for Ukraine against Moscow.
Paris, Berlin and Rome supported granting Ukraine "immediately" official candidate status yesterday during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who were joined by Romanian President Klaus Iohannis in Kiev. (QNA)
17 June 2022
Ukrainian President Praises Recommendation to Grant Ukraine Candidate Status for EU Membership
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