European Union approves Ukraine as an EU candidate country
Guardian, 24 Jun 2022
The European Union has approved the application of Ukraine to become a candidate country for admission to the 27-strong bloc.
EU leaders meeting in Brussels have followed the recommendation of the European Commission, which was made on Friday 17 June.
Ukraine has been seeking EU membership since the 2004 'orange revolution'. In the expectation of a positive outcome Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy had said: 'This is like going into the light from the darkness'
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