Zelensky disappointed with EU decision on Ukraine’s application for membership

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about his dissatisfaction with the latest decisions of the European Union.

Zelensky disappointed with EU decision on Ukraine's application for membership

“How do we assess the decision [on Thursday in the EU]? Need to be stronger. This is not what we are waiting for […] Kyiv already today is waiting for new sanctions against Russia from its international partners,” Zelensky said during his video message.

Recall that at the end of February, Zelensky turned to the European Union with a request for the immediate accession of Kyiv to the community. On March 1, the EU accepted Ukraine’s accession application, but did not take further action.

Earlier, Borrell said that Western countries made a number of mistakes in relations with the Russian Federation, including a promise to Kiev to join the North Atlantic Alliance. In addition, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo urged to comply with all stages of the administrative process of the country’s admission to the EU and not to rush into admitting Ukraine to the organization.

According to the head of the Committee on International Affairs of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, Leonid Slutsky, Western countries have begun to move towards constructiveness, as they have publicly recognized the fallacy of statements about Ukraine’s possible entry into the European Union or the North Atlantic Alliance.