EU leaders decided to grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status to the European Union. “This is a unique and historic moment,” said President Volodymyr Zelensky. “We will do everything to quickly complete the necessary plan that will allow Ukraine to start talks on joining the EU,” added the head of its administration, Anrij Jeremak. The President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, also took the floor.
Head of the European Council Charles Michel informed that the Council had decided to grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status for the European Union. He assessed it as “a historic moment”. The Ukrainian president responded to this information Volodymyr Zelensky.
He wrote on social media that he “welcomes the decision of the EU leaders to award with satisfaction Ukraine candidate status “to join the Community. He considered it” a unique and historic moment “in his country’s relationship with the Union.” I am grateful to the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen for their support. The future of Ukraine is in the EU, “Zelenskiy wrote.
“Ukraine will be in the Union”
The head of the presidential administration, Andriy Ermak, said that the country’s leaders would do their best to quickly implement the plan that would allow Ukraine to start talks on joining the European Union.
“We will do everything to quickly fulfill the necessary plan that will allow Ukraine to start talks on joining the EU,” wrote Yermak on Telegram. “Ukraine will be in the EU,” he stressed.
In turn, the advisor to the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolak summed up that today’s decision of the EU leaders “ends the ‘Russian world’ in Ukraine and the Russian lobby in Europe.”
“Ukraine is an official candidate for the EU, and Europe is united like never before. We have a difficult path ahead of us, but the most important thing is proven that we are part of the civilized world and have separate roads with the Russian zombie land” – he concluded.
President of Moldova: we are on our way to the European Union
President of Moldova Maia Sandu announced that it was a “historic day” to award her country the status of candidate country to the Community. “There is a difficult road ahead of us, which will require a lot of work and effort” – she added.
In a Facebook post, Sandu wrote: “We are on the way to a European Union that will bring Moldovans more opportunities, more opportunities and more order in their country.” “We are ready to walk together (to the EU) to ensure a better future for our citizens. The future Moldova is in the European Union “- added the president.
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