Kyiv, July 1 (UNI) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy along with Parliament chairman Ruslan Stefanchuk and Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on Friday signed a joint statement to prove their unity to become a full member of the European Union.
Zelenskyy on his Telegram account said: ”Today, we are signing a joint statement, which is a signal of the unity of all branches of government and evidence of our determination to achieve the strategic goal of Ukraine, namely: full membership in the European Union. And signing this statement should mean the same as signing the application for entry – on the fifth day of the war.”
Zelenskyy said that they have to cover the path to membership ”quickly”.
”We have been going towards candidacy for 115 days. And our path to membership must not take years, decades. We have to cover this path quickly. To what extent it is possible is up to us. We have to do our part of the job ideally to enable our friends in the European Union to make another historic decision for us just as quickly, in the same consolidated manner.”
Denys Shmyhal tweeted that Ukraine is determined to become a full member of the EU. He said, ”We will provide all necessary steps for the historic decision of the EU.”
On June 23, EU leaders at the summit in Brussels after discussions voted overwhelmingly to give candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova.