When Ukraine will start negotiations on joining the EU: Zelensky announced the timing
On Thursday, January 19, European Council President Charles Michel arrived in Kyiv on a working visit. The official met with Volodymyr Zelensky and discussed the terms and conditions of Ukraine's accession to the EU.
The head of state said at a press conference that Ukraine should start negotiations on its future membership in the EU this year. European Union. According to Zelensky, the main goal of Ukrainians is full membership in the EU.
What further step does Zelensky hope for
The head of state noted that Ukraine and The EU has already achieved significant results in historic rapprochement. But this, according to him, is not enough.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted the high assessment of Ukraine's implementation of the relevant recommendations of the European Commission.
There are all the necessary prerequisites for Ukraine's membership in the EU. We have great motivation and desire. We are moving forward,” the head of state said.
The President expressed hope that the next step on Ukraine’s path to the EU could bean intermediate positive assessment by the European Unionof the efforts of the Ukrainian side.
< h2 class="news-subtitle cke-markup">How the European Parliament supports Ukraine: latest news
- On January 19, the European Parliament voted for a tribunal for Putin and Lukashenko. Consequently, the Kremlin dictator and the self-proclaimed president will sooner or later face trial.
- 472 votes were cast in favor, 19 against, 33 abstained. The European Parliament decided that a special tribunal, by analogy with the Nuremberg the post-World War II process where Nazi leaders were tried should be established in close cooperation with Ukraine and the international community, preferably through the UN.
- The European Parliament believes that the creation of a special tribunal will fill a large gap in the current institutional structure of international criminal justice and should be based on the standards and principles applied in the International Criminal Court.
- The MEPs stressed in the resolution that a special tribunal should hold accountable not only Putin, but also Lukashenka and the leadership of Belarus.