If the member states of the European Union support granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate, this will be a historic event and a great motivation for the Ukrainian army and society in the struggle for independence and territorial integrity.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said this talking with students of Canadian universities, Ukrinform reports.
“I really believe that in these decisive days Ukraine will receive the status of a candidate member of the European Union. We have been moving towards this for a very long time … Our people, our revolutions, our war … And this status is such an important moment. This is a transition to another page of our history. A very positive transition. I believe that all these 27 European countries will support such a status for us,” Zelensky said.
In his opinion, such a decision will motivate the Ukrainian army and society. “A great motivator for unification, which means a great motivator for the victory of Ukraine,” the President added.
As Ukrinform reported, on June 17, the European Commission published its findings on the applications for EU membership of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia and made a recommendation to give the first two candidate status. The EU Council at the summit on June 23-24 should consider this issue and make a final decision.