Ukraine's EU accession negotiations may start by end of year - Ursula von der Leyen
On Saturday, 4 November, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen arrived in Kyiv and was personally met by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. She also spoke to the Ukrainian Parliament about the negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU
The President reported this on Twitter.
"Good to be back in Kyiv for my 6th war time visit," von der Leyen wrote.
The President of the European Commission stressed that the purpose of her visit to Ukraine was to discuss Ukraine's accession to the EU and the EU's financial support for Ukraine's restoration as a "modern, prosperous democracy".
"And how we will continue to make Russia pay for its war of aggression," von der Leyen added.
MP Oleksiy Honcharenko informed that von der Leyen delivered a speech in the Ukrainian Parliament, where she said that Ukraine could achieve its ambitious goals and open the process of negotiations on EU membership in 2023.
"Europe has a lot to learn from Ukraine. You don't need to learn how to be Europeans, you are already Europeans," she said.
The day before, MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak wrote about von der Leyen's visit. He added that the president is expected to deliver a speech in the Ukrainian parliament later.
- A day earlier, it was reported that on Wednesday, 8 November, the European Commission may publish a report on Ukraine's progress towards the EU.