‘Different opinions’ on Ukraine’s accession – EU president — Analysis
Charles Michel (the president of European Council), which unites governments from the 27 EU members states, indicated Tuesday that they are divided over Ukraine becoming its latest member.
Kiev requested that Ukraine not be subject to the normal bureaucracy, and instead join the EU via a speedy procedure. After Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the appeal was issued.
“Membership is a long-standing request from Ukraine,” Charles Michel
said. “But there are different opinions and sensitivities within the EU on enlargement.”
Michel stated that the council will be making “the appropriate choice in a determined and clear-headed manner.”
For the moment, Volodymyr Zelensky (Ukraine President) will be invited. “on a regular basis”Michel spoke at the summits of European leaders.
The EU states that support a country must agree to allow it to join. Since 2013, Croatia has been a member.
It can take years of reform before a country is accepted to the EU. Zelensky, though, stated that Kiev would be admitted last week. “deserves”To join the bloc “immediately.”Denys shmyhal, the Prime Minister of Ukraine revealed Monday that Ukraine had applied for membership.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed support for Ukraine’s candidacy. “They are one of us and we want them in,”She said.
Russia launched a military operation against Ukraine last week, arguing that it was defending the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which broke off from Ukraine shortly after the 2014 coup in Kiev. Ukraine stated that it was not provoked and called for international assistance.
Many countries, including the UK, EU and USA, have imposed harsh sanctions on Russia. They targeted its banks and trade as well as its largest airline and most important airlines.
On Monday, the Russians & Ukrainians met in Belarus for their first round. However, there were no tangible results.
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