Ukraine Completes EU Admission Questionnaire

The Deputy Head of President Volodymyr Zelenski’s office, Ihor Zhovkva said Ukraine completed a questionnaire that will form a starting point for the European Union to decide on membership for Kyiv.

“Today, I can say that the document has been completed by the Ukrainian side,” Zhovkva said, adding that the European Commission would need to issue a recommendation on Ukraine’s compliance with the necessary membership criteria.

“We expect the recommendation … to be positive, and then the ball will be on the side of the EU member states,” Zhovkva said.

Zhovkva added that Ukraine could acquire the status of a candidate country for EU accession in June during a scheduled meeting of the European Council meeting.

“Next, we will need to start accession talks. And once we hold those talks, we can already talk about Ukraine’s full membership in the EU,” Zhovkva said.

On April 8th, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen handed the questionnaire to Zelenskiy during her visit to Kyiv, and pledged a speedier start to Ukraine’s bid to become a member of the EU following Russia’s invasion of the country.

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