Ukraine deserves EU candidate status - Ursula Von der Leyen
The head of the European Commission urged EU leaders to support Ukraine's EU candidate status at the upcoming summit.
Now we need to make a decision in the European Council and live up to the historic responsibility we face, von der Leyen said in the European Parliament.
The European Commission has responded to this desire unequivocally. We recognize the enormous progress that Ukrainian democracy has made since the 2014 Maidan protests.
Ukraine to receive EU candidate status
Preparations for such a decision have been successful, said the head of the European Commission, Ursula von Leyen.
I firmly believe that we will get an affirmative answer, we will get support, now the course has been set, she said.
According to her, Ukraine has done a lot of work in eight years.
We want to see more reforms, von der Leyen stressed, noting that the condition concerns, for example, combating corruption and strengthening the rule of law.
European leaders will make the final decision at a summit on June 23-24.