Former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned against unrealistic expectations of Ukraine’s early accession to the European Union. According to the news of the newspaper, he made such a statement in a podcast of the Luxembourg word newspaper. Messenger.
“I am very upset by the inconsiderateness of many politicians, including those operating in the West, who promised a speedy accession to Ukraine … I don’t see that,” Juncker said. According to him, Ukraine will be able to become a member of the European Union “in the long run”.
Juncker said that simply accepting a country “at war” and “not able to fully exercise its will to reform” is not a “valid way”. “I think it is very likely that Ukraine will join the European Union in the long run.”
He also opposed “imposing” peace on Ukraine. “This is wrong,” said the former head of the European Commission. At the same time, Juncker maintains that Europe “should be in touch with Russia and China and signal readiness for negotiations”.
Krisjanis Karins, former Prime Minister of Latvia declarationEven if the conflict continues, Ukraine should start EU accession negotiations in 2023.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba announced That Ukraine’s possible future membership of the European Union and NATO should not be perceived as charity or ransom.
Ukraine applied for EU membership on February 28 last year. In June, it received candidate status for entry into the European Community.
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