The resolution on granting Ukraine the status of a candidate for membership in the bloc as soon as possible was adopted in the European Parliament.
This resolution calls for granting Ukraine candidate status for EU membership as soon as possible, according to the organization's website.
The overwhelming majority of deputies voted for the resolution: 529 votes were in favor, 45 were against. 14 deputies abstained.
At the same time , it is noted that the very procedure for joining the European Union should not be accelerated.
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The same status is proposed to be granted to Moldova without delay. Georgia should also become a candidate as soon as it completes the necessary reforms, MEPs emphasize .
Earlier, Reuters, citing sources , reported that Ukraine would not receive a quick EU membership. The same position was broadcast by the Spanish publication El Pais: according to its sources, for Ukraine to join the European Union, "light years" must pass.