– This procedure usually takes years, but due to exceptional circumstances, with the Russian aggression against Ukraine, we committed ourselves to carrying it out in a few weeks – von der Leyen emphasized.
European Commission President Zelensky Documents that the Ukrainian side must complete so that the Commission can submit an official opinion to the European Council on the recognition of Ukraine as a candidate country to join the European Union.
– The Ukrainian nation is carrying the torch of freedom on behalf of all of us, the European Union is on the side of the Ukrainians, and your fight is our fight – von der Leyen said at the press conference after the meeting with Zelensky.
President Zelensky emphasized that more sanctions against Russia, even harsher ones, were needed.
President Zelensky on February 28 I signed the application for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union. The document was immediately sent to Brussels. March 1 The European Parliament approved Ukraine’s request It began a procedure that could end with the country’s accession to the European Union.
Ursula von der Leyen visits Kyiv with Josep, Head of EU Diplomacy Borel. Earlier on Friday, Borrell announced that The European Union reopens its representation in Kyiv And increases the financing of military supplies to this country by 500 million euros.
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