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Necessary on path to EU: Zelenskyy announces adoption of crucial laws

Necessary on path to EU: Zelenskyy announces adoption of crucial laws President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Vitalii Nosach- RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Daria Shekina

This week, the Ukrainian Parliament is set to vote on critically important laws necessary for the country's accession to the EU, according to a statement from the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

"This week, we expect crucial votes from the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament - Ed.) of Ukraine - discussions today revolved around some of them with the Prime Minister," the announcement reads.

The President notes that it is concerned with what Ukraine is expected to do in its relations with creditors and what the country needs to accomplish in preparation for commencing negotiations with the EU.

"Our priority is the full implementation of all the decisions necessary for Ukraine to fulfill everything needed in the European direction. We believe that the European Union will fulfill its promise to Ukraine," adds Zelenskyy.

Negotiations with the EU regarding Ukraine's accession

In November, the European Commission published a progress report on Ukraine and several other countries on the path towards joining the European Union. The document recommended starting negotiations for Ukraine's and Moldova's accession.

The agreement of all EU member countries is required for such a decision. The issue will be discussed at the summit of bloc member leaders on December 14-15.

Hungary has already openly opposed the start of negotiations for Ukraine's accession to the European Union. According to reports, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is trying to persuade EU officials not to put the negotiation question on the summit's agenda.

On December 5, European Union envoys began discussions on the proposal to start negotiations for Ukraine's accession to the bloc.