Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, met with European Commission President, Ursula Von Der Leyen ahead of what officials described as a summit.
Von Der Leyen praised wartime Ukraine’s brilliant application for European union membership, though Brussels officials note that Ukraine joining the 27-nation bloc is still a long way off. Von Der Leyen said EU assistance for Ukraine has reached 50 Billion Euros since the start of Russia’s war.
On the other side, Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that Ukraine deserves to start negotiations on EU membership this year.
He commented on a meeting he had with European Commission President, suggesting that Ukraine and the Commission, have reached very important mutual understandings.