The Associated Press reports:
European Union leaders on Thursday are set to make Ukraine a candidate for joining the 27-nation bloc, a first step in a long and unpredictable journey toward full membership that could take many years to navigate. According to several diplomats who spoke on condition of anonymity before a leaders’ summit in Brussels, Ukraine will receive the unanimous approval required for candidate status and the launch of eligibility negotiations.
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European Union leaders are set to grant Ukraine candidate status to join the bloc, a first step in a process toward full membership that could take many years to achieve.
The country’s bid was launched only a few days after Russia invaded on Feb. 24 https://t.co/TWMACogFR1
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 23, 2022