Ukraine has completed a questionnaire that will set a starting point for the European Union to decide on Kiev’s membership, said Ihr Zhovkova, deputy head of President Volodymyr Zelensky’s office.
European Commission (EU) President Ursula von der Leyen handed over the questionnaire to Mr Zelensky during a visit to Kyiv on April 8, promising to speed up Ukraine’s accession to the EU after Russia invaded the country.
“Today, I can say that the document was completed by the Ukrainian side,” Mr Jovkova told the Ukrainian public broadcaster on Sunday evening.
The European Commission should issue a recommendation on Ukraine’s compliance with the required membership criteria, he added.
“We hope the recommendation will be positive, and then the ball will be in EU member countries’ favor.”
Mr Zhovkova added that Ukraine was hoping for a candidate to join the EU during a scheduled meeting of the European Council in June.
The European Council will meet on June 23-24, according to the Council’s schedule on its website.
“Next, we need to start negotiations to join. And once we have those talks, we can already talk about Ukraine’s full membership in the EU, “said Mr Jovkova. – Reuters