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Kuleba said who played a very important role in getting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate

According to the Foreign Minister, the visit of the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Romania to Kyiv was a turning point.

Kuleba: French President Emmanuel Macron played a very important role / photo from UNIAN

A very important role in obtaining Ukraine candidate status French President Emmanuel Macron played the role of joining the European Union.

This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmitry Kuleba on the air of a single telethon, reports Liga.no.

“The list of skeptics has been known for a long time. These are the Netherlands, and Denmark, Sweden, Portugal – they all had a certain vision. Germany was in this camp. French President Emmanuel Macron played a very important role, and I will note that it was during the French presidency this decision has been made. It was a principled position to do it right now,” Kuleba said.

According to him, the turning point was the visit of Macron, as well as the leaders of Germany, Italy and Romania to Kyiv. Before that, Kuleba noted, the situation was very fragile.

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EU candidate status

As UNIAN reported earlier, on February 28, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed an application for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union.

17 June European Commission recommended The European Council to provide Ukraine with a European perspective and the status of a candidate for joining the European Union.

Thursday 23 June European Council granted candidate status to Ukraine for membership in the European Union. Moldova also received this status.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet explained what gives the status of an EU candidate for Ukraine. In particular, it officially launches the process of acquiring membership in the European Union by Ukraine, opens for Ukraine participation in the programs and initiatives of the European Union. It will also lay the foundation for conditions for approaching the standard of living, welfare and legal protection of Ukrainians, as in other EU countries, and so on.

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