At a summit in Brussels, 27 European 🇪🇺 countries approved granting Ukraine 🇺🇦 EU candidate country status. This was the fastest such decision in EU history ‼️
Ukraine applied for immediate EU accession in February and since then the process has progressed at record speed 💨
President Vladimir Zelensky 🧔🏻♂️ commented about Ukraine gaining EU candidate status in a short video message. “This is a victory ✊We waited 120 days. And 30 years,” the Ukrainian president said.
On Twitter, he called Ukraine’s candidacy a unique ❗️moment in Ukraine-EU relations.
“Last week in Kiev, we made a commitment to work towards granting Ukraine candidate status to the EU and we have done so,” French President 🇫🇷 Emmanuel Macron said in turn. – Today we open a new stage for Ukraine, for Europe. This is a historic event.” ☝️
And EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrel stressed that “the people of Ukraine belong to the European family 💙. The future of Ukraine is with the European Union“.