The procedure for considering Ukraine’s application for EU membership has started, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Vsevolod Chentsov wrote on Twitter.
Handed over 🇺🇦 application for the EU membership signed by President @ZelenskyyUa to 🇫🇷 PermRep to the EU Philippe Léglise-Costa, current Presidency of the Council of the EU @Europe2022FR.
Application is registered. Process has been started. #UkraineIsEU #EUisUkraine 🇺🇦🇪🇺 pic.twitter.com/BBcx7UI6ST
— Vsevolod Chentsov (@VVChentsov) February 28, 2022
The diplomat noted that the application has been registered.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Monday signed a membership application formally requesting that Ukraine join the European Union (EU) amid a Russian invasion of his country.
“Our goal is to be together with all Europeans and, most importantly, to be on an equal footing,” Zelensky said during a video address. “I’m sure it’s fair. I’m sure it’s possible.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a military operation in Ukraine last week, launching a days-long invasion. While Russian forces have entered a number of Ukrainian cities, their efforts have been slowed by strong Ukrainian opposition.
By Ana Dumbadze