Meeting of EU foreign ministers in Kyiv is positive signal for Ukraine - expert
Oleksandr Kraiev, an expert of the Foreign Policy Council "Ukrainian Prism" has explained what consequences should be expected from the visit of the EU foreign ministers to Kyiv
He said this on the air on the Espreso TV channel.
"We still have a grain issue with the Poles, Slovaks, Romanians, and Hungarians. The fact that EU ministers are meeting in Kyiv means that they take our side in this conflict. The European Commission is pushing its members to look at this from the Ukrainian point of view. We can hope that the issue of the overland grain corridor will be one of the key ones. And we will be able to see some progress in resolving it. An agreement will be reached on the time until which these countries will keep their bans in place in order to resume transit," Kraev said.
According to him, it was planned to set deadlines for the start of negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU by the end of this year.
"The fact that the meeting of EU foreign ministers is taking place in Kyiv can be perceived as a positive signal. That is, we will not be told from Brussels that we have not fulfilled something, but in Kyiv, a plan will be analyzed: how, when, in what time frame, and under what conditions we will start to fully use our candidacy. The choice of Kyiv as the venue for this meeting is a very good indicator that European structures are ready to take our side," Kraev emphasized.
An informal meeting of the European Union's foreign ministers, the first ever outside the EU, began in the Ukrainian capital on Monday, October 2.