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EU officially opens accession negotiations with Ukraine

The European Union has officially launched Tuesday à Luxembourg of accession negotiations with Ukraine, a stage described as "historic" so much &agrav; Brussels than à kyiv.

“A strong Ukraine is not possible without the EU, and a strong EU is not possible without Ukraine either,” Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Chmygal said at the opening of negotiations.

“Historic moment” for the President of the European Council Charles Michel, “historic day” for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky: there was no shortage of superlatives to welcome the opening of these impatiently awaited negotiations in Kiev, more than two years after the start of the Russian invasion.

“The accession negotiations that we we open today (Tuesday) will be rigorous and demanding With determination and commitment, we are confident in your ability to reach a positive conclusion”, declared for her part the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hadja Lahbib, whose country is currently presiding. the Council of the EU, which brings together the member states.

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen also welcomed this “good news”. Only Budapest expressed its disapproval, reminding Luxembourg on Tuesday that Ukraine was still “very far” from meeting all the criteria before being able to join the Twenty-Seven, according to Hungarian Minister of European Affairs Janos Boka.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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