The European Fee chief, Ursula von der Leyen has introduced right this moment that they’ve come to an tentative settlement to permit the Ukraine and Moldova to EU candidate standing.
This will likely be a hammer blow for Vladimir Putin which can have an effect on any future selections that he could need to invade Moldova.
She informed reporters in Brussels: “Ukraine has clearly demonstrated the nation’s aspiration and the nation’s dedication to dwell as much as European values and requirements.”
After assembly with President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz mentioned that the “Ukraine belongs to the European household” and subsequent week EU leaders will endorse the Commissions request.
“Exactly due to the bravery of the Ukrainians, Europe can create a brand new historical past of freedom, and eventually take away the gray zone in Japanese Europe between the EU and Russia,” Zelensky mentioned in his nightly video deal with on Thursday.
He added, the “Ukraine has come near the EU, nearer than any time since independence,” then mentioned, unspecified “excellent news” to return.