Ukrainian authorities have already completed the second part of the questionnaire to obtain candidate country status for joining the European Union (EU), President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday.
Via Telegram, Zelenski detailed that he showed the document to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a video call, a move that brings Kyiv closer to its membership in the bloc.
“Demonstration of the second part of the complete questionnaire on the status of a candidate for accession to the European Union,” said Zelenskyy, who thanked for the “clear signs of support” on the “important path” for Ukraine.
In mid-April, Selenskyj delivered the first part. Such a document, which is the core of the opinion prepared by the European Executive to give its opinion on the possibilities of a candidate country to join the Community Club, would allow Ukraine to become a candidate for membership of the European Union in June 2022 to become as and as they expect from the Ukrainian executive.
A European Council meeting will be held in June to decide whether to recognize Ukraine’s status as a candidate country for EU membership. During his trip to Kyiv last week, von der Leyen pledged to expedite Ukraine’s accession to the European Union.