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France called the condition for Ukraine to become a member of the European Union

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Consideration of the issue of Ukraine’s accession to the European Union will take time, before that, hostilities in the country must first cease, only after that it will be possible to discuss the conditions for Ukraine’s membership in the EU. This was stated by Minister Delegate to the French Foreign Ministry for European Affairs Clement Bon, RIA Novosti reports.

On June 14, the European commissioners began discussing the issue of granting Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia the status of a candidate country for joining the EU. On June 17, the European Commission should develop a position on this matter and prepare its recommendation on Ukraine. The decision to grant or deny the status of a candidate country will be made by the heads of state and government of the EU at the summit in Brussels on June 23-24, taking into account the recommendation of the European Commission. The newspaper Politico, citing sources familiar with the discussions, said that the European Commission will decide to recommend granting Ukraine candidate status for joining the European Union.

“I want to say that there are no illusions, it will take time. After all, there is a war going on in Ukraine, so first you need to stop hostilities, then restore Ukraine, and then talk about joining our “club” on good terms both for Ukraine and for the EU. But Ukraine needs to give a positive signal as soon as possible, and then start this long process,” Bon said on the air of France Inter radio station.

At the end of February 2022, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed an application for the country’s accession to the European Union. The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said earlier that in order for Ukraine to become a member of the EU, deep transformational processes are needed. According to her, they cannot be implemented in a few months.

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