A couple of days after Russia launched a war on Ukraine, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy officially signed his country’s request for EU membership.
Last week, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen explained that the Ukrainian people are fighting bravely because they know exactly that they want their society to be free and open, belonging to a strong democratic community.
”The EU commission will stand by the Ukrainians side with all the track record we have, with all the experience we have, to achieve these reforms leading to EU accession”, von der Leyen said.
As a first step in the process, the EU executive body will present its opinion if Ukraine can receive the candidate status and start membership negotiations.
EU leaders are expected to make an assessment of the request at their next summit on June 23-24.