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Zelenskyy discusses Ukraine's EU accession talks with EU Commission chief

Zelenskyy discusses Ukraine's EU accession talks with EU Commission chief President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. They discussed reforms for Ukraine's accession to the European Union, according to Zelenskyy's Telegram and the Office of the President of Ukraine.

According to the OP, the head of state assured that Ukraine would continue to implement all commitments, including those related to the rights of national minorities and the strengthening of anti-corruption institutions.

Zelenskyy also promises von der Leyen that Ukraine will fulfill all recommendations of the European Commission before the summit taking place December 14-15, where the leaders of the bloc countries are expected to consider the possible opening of accession negotiations with Ukraine.

He also informed the head of the European Commission about the bills adopted in the first reading, aimed at enhancing the fight against corruption.

Zelenskyy noted the importance of maintaining the unity of the European Union before the December summit.

"Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that the approval of €50 billion multi-year assistance program would be the best signal of the EU's continued support for Ukraine, and the decision to start negotiations on Ukraine's membership in the EU would be a powerful motivation for Ukrainians," the statement says.

Negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU

A few weeks ago, the European Commission published a report on the progress of Ukraine and other candidate countries on the path to the European Union.

It recommended starting accession negotiations with Ukraine, but it would depend on leaders from all bloc countries.

The issue of opening negotiations on Ukraine's accession is expected to be discussed at the summit on December 14-15.

Hungary has already openly opposed the start of accession negotiations. The country's government does not want Ukraine to become a member of the bloc until the end of the war with Russia.