EU 'firmly behind' Ukraine's candidate bid

STORY: "Let me be clear, the European parliament which I have the honor and responsibility to preside, stands firmly behind Ukraine's bid to receive EU candidate status," Metsola said.

Speaking at the summit earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said words were not enough and action was needed to make Ukraine part of the European family.

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 on April 8, pledging a speedier start to Ukraine's bid to become a member of the EU following Russia's invasion of the country.

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