The head of the European Commission promised during his visit to kyiv on Saturday that Ukraine’s request for EU candidate status would be answered soon. “Today’s discussions will allow us to finalize our assessment by next weekend,” Ursula van der Leyen said after a meeting with President Volodymyr Zhelensky.
Ukraine demands “legal commitment” that will allow it to soon obtain official candidate status for the EU, but twenty-seven is very divided on this question. “We want to support Ukraine’s trip to Europe,” Ursula van der Leyen promised. “We want to see the future. You have done a lot, but there is still a lot to do to fight corruption.
Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged, for his part, that the position of the candidate would be “a starting point” for Ukraine, the key to a long process of negotiations and reforms. However, in a video message on Saturday evening, he said, “We will work more vigorously at all levels to achieve the right result. She is very important to us. ”
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