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Von der Leyen offers Ukraine fast track to EU membership | DW News

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Kyiv on Friday presented Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy with paperwork for his country to join the European Union.

Handing over a document at a joint press conference, she said: “This is where your path towards the European Union begins.”

Von der Leyen said she intended to, “present Ukraine’s application to the [European] Council this summer.”

During the joint press conference von der Leyen said: “Russia will descend in economic, financial and technological decay while Ukraine is marching towards a European future.”

Von der Leyen traveled to Ukraine with her deputy Josep Borrell, who is also the bloc’s commissioner for foreign and security affairs. During the trip, the first by high-ranking EU officials since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, von der Leyen traveled to the city of Bucha.


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Originally published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TLETXE_35Y

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