By the end of 2022, Ukraine plans to move to full-fledged negotiations on membership in the European Union. This was announced by the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ruslan Stefanchuk, during a meeting with the delegation of the heads of the parliamentary committees on European affairs of the EU member states and the first vice-president of the European Parliament, Otmar Karas.
"We plan to fulfill all seven requirements of the European Commission by the end of this year and proceed to full-fledged negotiations on Ukraine's further membership in the EU," Stefanchuk said.
The head of the Verkhovna Rada told his European colleagues what has already been done to gain EU membership: steps have been taken to adapt Ukrainian legislation to European legislation, the parliament's activities have been reformatted to ensure sectoral compliance with European integration prospects, and cooperation with European institutions has been established.
Stefanchuk also emphasized what Ukraine needs today: military aid, increased sanctions pressure on Russia, energy security, financial support for Ukraine's gradual recovery.