Foreign Secretary Dmitry Kuleba said that the President of France Emmanuel Macron played a very important role in the fact that Ukraine received the status of a candidate for accession to the European Union. He spoke about this on the air of the only telethon on Thursday evening.
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“The list of skeptics has been known for a long time. These are the Netherlands, and Denmark, Sweden, Portugal – they all had a certain vision. Germany was in this camp. French President Emmanuel Macron played a very important role, and I will note that it was during the French presidency this decision was made. It was a principled position to do it right now,” Kuleba said.
The turning point, he said, was the visit of Macron and the leaders of Germany, Italy and Romania to Kyiv, because before that the situation was very fragile.
- 23 June European Council Summit in Brussels has provided Ukraine and Moldova candidate status for EU membership. Georgia, which applied together with Ukraine, has not yet received such status, but the EU has confirmed its European perspective.
- French President Macron said that the decision to grant Ukraine and Moldova the status of candidates for EU membership sends “strong signal of Russia”.
- From July 1, the presidency of the European Union will pass to the Czech Republic, for which Ukraine will also be one of the priorities.
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