The European Council on the evening of Thursday, June 23, granted Ukraine the status of a candidate for joining the European Union. This decision was unanimously supported by all EU leaders during the summit in Brussels. Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel announced this on Twitter.
Moldova received the same status.
“The European Council granted the status of a candidate country to Ukraine and Moldova. A historic moment and a signal of hope to the Ukrainian people,” wrote Bettel.
The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, confirmed the approval by the EU summit of the status of candidates for Ukraine and Moldova.
“The European Council has just decided to grant EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova. Historical moment. Today is a decisive step on your path to the EU,” wrote Michel.
He also congratulated the people of Ukraine and Moldova.