Von der Leyen: We will accompany Ukraine on its way to EU membership

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that many reforms are needed for Ukraine to join the European Union, and it has a long way to go.

In her speech to the Ukrainian parliament, von der Leyen noted that the European Union will accompany Ukraine on this path “whatever the situation requires.”

She added: “You know better than anyone what the work is ahead… You still have a long way to go, but Europe will be by your side for as long as it takes… until you step through the door of our European region and to the European Union.”

European Council President Charles Michel said at a summit in Brussels on June 24 that the heads of state and government of the European Union agreed to grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status for joining the union. To start accession negotiations, the two countries must fulfill a number of conditions, including reforms.

Source: RIA Novosti

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