Action is needed not words, says Zelenskiy

STORY: “We need to move to actions, that Ukraine should be a part of the European family. In the coming weeks, and days the European Union may take a historic step that will prove that words, that the belonging of the Ukrainian people to the European family are not just words,” he said in an address to the Copenhagen Democracy Summit.

Zelenskiy formally submitted a completed questionnaire on European Union membership on April 18.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen handed the questionnaire to Zelenskiy during a visit to Kyiv in early April 8, pledging a speedier start to Ukraine's bid to become a member of the EU following Russia's invasion of the country.

The deputy head of Zelenskiy's office has said that he expected Ukraine would be granted candidate status in June during a scheduled meeting of the European Council, which comprises leaders of EU member states.

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