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Canada will help Ukraine to become member of European Union

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Canada will actively assist Ukraine on its path to European Union membership and will encourage its international partners to provide similar assistance, according to the CBC TV channel.

She called the Kremlin's decision to illegally invade Ukraine a strategic mistake, because "in this way Russia has isolated itself from the world diplomatically, politically, economically and militarily." The diplomat is convinced that "we should continue to maintain this advantage over the aggressor."

In addition, Joly noted that Canada will support Ukraine on its way to membership in the European Union.

"We will continue to support Ukraine, we will urge the Joe Biden Administration and the EU to continue to help Ukraine, and to accept Ukraine into the EU, as this is critical to its future," the Canadian Foreign Minister said.

Joly emphasized the importance of further support for Ukraine by all NATO member states and stressed that transatlantic and European security is on the agenda.

Ukraine's thorny path to EU membership

On November 8, the European Commission recommended to the European Council to start negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the European Union, as Kyiv has completed 90% of the necessary reforms.

At the same time, Hungary opposed Ukraine's membership in the EU, as it would allegedly bring war to the bloc. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's Fidesz party called on the government not to support negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU.

On December 14-15, a summit of EU leaders will be held in Brussels. They are to consider the decision to start accession talks with Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, as well as the approval of macro-financial assistance. According to media reports, Hungary is ready to block all issues related to supporting Ukraine, so the summit may be delayed.

At the same time, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that Ukraine had received the first non-public and unofficial signal from Hungary about a "window of opportunity" for our country at the EU summit.

Read more about why Hungary is blocking Ukraine's accession to the EU and what Orban wants in RBC-Ukraine's analytical material.