President Zelensky formally requests Ukraine's accession to the European Union

President Zelensky formally requests Ukraine’s accession to the European Union

Faced with the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, President Volodymyr Zelensky called for his country’s “immediate” integration into the European Union. But member states are divided on the issue.

A picture you want to be historical. On Monday, the Verkhovna Rada posted a photo on Twitter, showing President Volodymyr Zelensky, Foundation Chairman Ruslan Stevanchuk, and Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal in front of an office, signing a document. This is Ukraine’s official application to enter the European Union.

The signing of this text follows a statement made by Volodymyr Zelensky earlier today. “We are talking to the European Union about the immediate integration of Ukraine through a new special procedure. I am sure it is correct. I am sure it is possible,” he stated.

“There are different opinions within the European Union”

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, was very supportive of the measure. She said, “They are one of us.” But not all European leaders agree.

“Membership is a long-standing request from Ukraine. But there are different opinions and sensitivities within the European Union regarding enlargement. Ukraine will submit a formal application, The European Commission has to give an official opinion and the Council will decide thatCharles Michel, President of the European Council, explained.

So it remains to be seen how this file will develop, while the European Union has supported Ukraine since the beginning of the conflict with Russia, with the application of economic sanctions on Moscow in particular.

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