Sunday, February 27, 2022

Von der Leyen is in favor of Ukraine's EU membership

Von der Leyen is in favor of Ukraine's EU membership RP ONLINE - 20 mins ago Brussels. "You are one of us," says the head of the EU Commission in Brussels on the possible accession of Ukraine. According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, he also spoke to Boris Johnson and the Polish President on the phone about membership. According to Volodymyr Selenskyj, during a telephone conversation with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen he spoke about Ukraine's possible accession to the EU and the situation in the country. "We discussed concrete decisions to strengthen Ukraine's defense capabilities, macro-financial assistance and Ukraine's membership of the EU," the Ukrainian President wrote on Twitter Von der Leyen spoke out in favor of Ukraine joining the EU in the evening. When asked by a Euronews reporter about the country's inclusion in the community, she said: "In time, they actually belong to us. They are one of us and we want them in.” Earlier Zelenskyi had pushed for the decision: "It is a crucial moment to end the long-standing discussion once and for all and to decide on Ukraine's membership of the EU," the president wrote in the short message service Twittert. Ukraine's accession to the European Union has also been enshrined in the country's constitution since 2019. Also on Monday night, Selenskyj said he also called British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Polish President Andrej Duda about the current security situation in Ukraine.