Von der Leyen: The EU should start membership negotiations with Ukraine by the end of June

“This is so extraordinary. Thank you very much for being so reliable," von der Leyen said

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Von der Leyen, Photo: Reuters
Von der Leyen, Photo: Reuters
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The European Union (EU) should start membership negotiations with Ukraine by the end of June, said the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

"Ukraine has fulfilled all the steps we have outlined, and that is why we believe that the EU should start accession negotiations with Ukraine by the end of this month," Von der Leyen said at the Conference on the Recovery of Ukraine in Berlin.

She said that Ukraine did all the required reforms while fighting in the war.

“This is so extraordinary. Thank you very much for being so reliable," von der Leyen said.

Ukraine applied for EU membership in February 2022, and received candidate status in June of the same year.

In December last year, EU leaders gave the green light for the opening of membership negotiations, but no date has yet been set.

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