If Ukraine does not receive signal of EU membership, Putin will receive it – Stefanchuk

If Ukraine does not receive signal of EU membership, Putin will receive it – Stefanchuk

Verkhovna Rada Speaker Ruslan Stefanchuk said in France that if Ukraine does not receive a signal about the EU membership prospect at the end of June, Putin will receive this signal.

Stefanchuk made a corresponding statement on the air of BFMTV French TV channel.

He noted that he is touring the EU to talk honestly about two main things: to thank those who support Ukraine on its path to the EU, and to talk to skeptics about what still needs to be done to make them say that Ukraine is "worthy".

“It is very important for us at the end of June, on the 24th, to receive a clear signal to the people of Ukraine that their struggle is not in vain, that the sacrifices that Ukrainians make today at the altar of their European prospects, the lives they give for the European values, they are heard in Europe. If there is no such signal, Putin will receive this signal. And every European country leader should bear this in mind too," Stefanchuk said.

As reported, the European Commission is to adopt a conclusion on granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership, according to which the Council of EU will make a decision on Ukraine's candidacy at a meeting on June 23-24.

According to Ihor Zhovkva, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, the European Commission's opinion on Ukraine's compliance with the Copenhagen Criteria for EU membership will be unveiled this week or early next.

On February 28, Ukraine applied for EU membership and completed all necessary procedures.

President Zelensky believes that Ukraine has met all the necessary criteria for obtaining the status of a candidate for accession to the European Union.


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