European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen backed Ukraine’s request to join the European Union. Photo: AFP
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen backed Ukraine’s request to join the European Union. Photo: AFP

EU backs Ukraine’s membership bid as war brings huge historic shift

  • Ukraine EU candidacy signals major change in European geopolitics – ‘Europe can create a new history of freedom’ President Volodymyr Zelensky says
  • Leaders of EU countries are expected to endorse the decision at a summit next week after Germany, France and Italy signalled their solidarity on their Kyiv visit

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen backed Ukraine’s request to join the European Union. Photo: AFP
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen backed Ukraine’s request to join the European Union. Photo: AFP
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