Ukraine grants EU candidate status at European Council summit

Ukraine grants EU candidate status at European Council summit

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders on Thursday agreed to make Ukraine a candidate for membership in the bloc, a symbolic win for Kyiv amid the war with Russia and another sign of how the conflict is reshaping the world. Heads of state and government, meeting in Brussels for a two-day European Council summit, also agreed to candidacy for Moldova. Ukraine and Moldova will be required to meet certain conditions as candidates to move forward. Leaders said Georgia will become a candidate after meeting other conditions. “This is a defining moment and a very good day for Europe,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said at a news conference in Brussels. “It strengths Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia in the face of Russian aggression and it strengthens the European Union.” Ukrainian …
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