Slovakia’s Prime Minister Eduard Heger proposed to accept Ukraine into the EU under a new special procedure.
Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal said on Monday, February 28, that Ukraine is applying for membership in the European Union under a special procedure.
“Ukrainians have long proved that we are all an integral part of the European community. It's time to put this on paper. Ukraine is applying for EU membership under a special procedure,” he wrote in telegram.
Shmyhal noted that Slovakia’s Prime Minister Eduard Heger had suggested accepting Ukraine into the EU under a new special procedure the day before after a conversation with him.
Also at night, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy spoke with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
“The actions of the invader received unprecedented resistance. Ukrainians have long made their civilizational choice. We expect that a decision will be taken immediately. As the president noted, this is both possible and fair,” Shmyhal summed up.
Earlier, the head of the European Commission said that Ukraine is a European country, and the European Union wants to see it in its ranks.
Poland, Slovenia, Lithuania and Ireland have expressed their readiness to support Ukraine’s application to join the EU.