Zelenskyy says there is no point in approaching EU officials about Ukraine joining the bloc
KIEV (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – October 19, 2021) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said he sees no point in asking senior EU officials about EU membership prospects.
“Honestly, there is no point in asking certain questions of our distinguished colleagues when we know the answer in advance. Therefore, I asked neither Ursula von der Leyen nor Charles Michel any questions. We have had many meetings with Charles Michel before. We have excellent relations, “Zelenskyy said in an interview with Ukrainian channel ICTV.” I have had separate conversations with each EU country. When we speak in private they say they are in favor, but there are issues with another country.
The Ukrainian president noted that Kiev continues to prepare statements with other countries in order to understand who exactly is ready to vote for Ukraine’s accession to the EU.
“Four countries have already signed, I will sign (declarations) with three other countries. That is, seven, and there are 27 (declarations) in total,” Zelenskyy said.
Zelenskyy signed joint bilateral declarations on Ukraine’s European perspective with four EU members, including Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, stipulating that Ukraine has the option of joining the EU in accordance with the Article 49 of the EU Treaty.