Ukraine has been declared a candidate for EU membership

Ukraine has been declared a candidate for EU membership. — Photo: File

Ukraine has been declared a candidate for EU membership.

According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), European Council President Charles Mitchell announced on Thursday that both Ukraine and the European country Moldova have been granted EU candidate status.

He described the decision of the European Council as a historic moment and called on Ukraine and Moldova to take an important step towards the European Union today.

Ukraine has hailed EU candidate status as a psychological boost, saying real integration can only begin once the war is over.

It should be noted that Ukraine had applied for EU membership a few days after the Russian invasion in February and the process progressed at a record pace.

After Ukraine, the European country Moldova also applied to join the European Union due to the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine.

It should be noted that getting the status of a candidate is the first official step towards EU membership, but joining it can take many years and there is no guarantee of success.

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