Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expects the Verkhovna Rada, or parliament, to pass European integration bills as a matter of priority.

The president’s remark came a day after the European Union (EU) decided to grant Ukraine candidate status for the nation’s membership of the 27-member bloc.

In his regular video message to the nation, he said on Friday: “We have a lot of work ahead of us. Our key to success is the cohesion of all branches of government and society. Despite the war, we continue to implement European legislation, standards, and rules in all spheres of our lives. The government will draw up a roadmap. We know our next steps. We have the recommendations of the European Commission.

“We expect the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to adopt the draft laws on European integration as a matter of priority. From all of you, high civic awareness, dedication to our values ​​and the awareness that no one will build us a Ukraine European apart from us.”

Earlier in the day, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Olha Stefanishyna said that the Verkhovna Rada is preparing to pass more than 30 bills in the framework of integration kyiv European Union by the end of the year, reports Ukrayinska Pravda. .

She also said that Ukraine hopes to implement the recommendations of the European Commission on granting EU candidate status by the end of the year.

At a two-day summit in Brussels, the European Council on Thursday accepted Ukraine as a candidate for joining the bloc.

Just four days after Russia launched its invasion of kyiv on February 24, Zelensky had signed an official appeal to the EU asking for Ukraine’s membership through a new special procedure.



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