Zelensky signs Ukraine's EU membership application

28 February, 06:46 PM
President Volodymyr Zelensky signs Ukraine's EU application (Photo:Zelenskiy / Official via Telegram)

President Volodymyr Zelensky signs Ukraine's EU application (Photo:Zelenskiy / Official via Telegram)

that President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed an application for Ukraine's accession to the European Union, Deputy Head of the Office of the President Andrij Sybiha wrote on Facebook on Feb. 28.

“With this letter, Ukraine, as a European state that respects the values enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union, has the honor to apply for membership of the European Union in accordance with Article 49 of the Treaty on the European Union,” the document reads.

According to Sybiha, the document is already on its way to Brussels.

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The application for EU membership will be sent to the Council of the European Union, which is currently chaired by France.

President Zelensky said on Feb. 28 that Ukraine is appealing to the EU for immediate accession under a new special procedure.

Earlier, the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, confirmed that she supports Ukraine's accession to the European Union. The Prime Minister of Slovakia, Eduard Heger, also said that after the start of the military invasion by Russia, Ukraine deserves "a special track for integration into the European Union." Poland has supported the “fast-tracking” of Ukraine's accession to the bloc as well.

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