Ukraine has received the status of a candidate for the EU: Zelensky said that the candidacy for the EU
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi recorded another evening video address, which was dedicated to Ukraine’s candidacy in the EU.
The head of state urged Ukrainians not to “forget, not to be ashamed of it, to write about it.”
Video address of the head of Ukraine published on its Telegram page.
TSN.ua publishes the full text of the president’s address:
“Good evening, great people of our state!
Today captured the discussion of the historic decision of the EU itself – granting Ukraine candidate status. In the morning and until now, there is a dialogue on television, radio, on the Internet about what it means, what it means, that Ukraine has developed, how difficult it will be to do and how many years it will take… And I want to say this by the end of this day. And let’s rejoice at least a little? Quietly, modestly, in the soul, but we will please. For myself, my beloved state. Let’s feel the moment and the taste of this moment.
Imagine conquering Everest. Reached the penultimate point. We didn’t look around, didn’t even take a breath and talk about the further way to the top. How difficult it will be to overcome the last 1848 meters. We forgot to wash and devalued our own success. Or maybe we will first remember that we have already covered 7,000 meters ?! We will not be ashamed to talk about our own achievements. We will not be a nation with a short memory and inferiority.
We say: Ukraine has been granted EU candidate status. Let’s say: Ukraine has gained EU candidate status. Did he fall from the sky? Have we done little and done so?
Today we focus on seven EU requirements. So. It’s true. But does it scare us? No. Because before that we successfully completed four. Let’s not forget about it. Not for bragging. And for the belief that we will definitely overcome this path. We have covered 7,000 meters, so we will not stop – we will take Everest. Let’s not talk for a minute about what awaits us that we have. Because, forgetting about it, we underestimate the significance of this step.
There were times when we couldn’t take tickets in the evening and fly to Europe in the morning. We stood in line. Documents, visas, etc. Remember? A pile of papers that we carried in the file. Which were demanded from us by all state institutions. They have officials who did not report to us and did not submit electronic declarations. High-ranking officials, for the control of which there is neither a special body nor a special court. Deputies who were inviolable. The president who is to be impeached. Land that could not just be bought.
Sounds wild? I guess it wasn’t with us? It was. And not so long ago. But we all changed. Privatization. Land reform. Open voter lists. Decentralization. NAPC, Anti-Corruption Court, CNAPs, public services on the Internet. Action. Split. Unbundling. Concession. Common aviation space. Industrial visa-free travel. Deoligarchization.
Much has been done. That’s it! Let’s not forget that. Let’s write ourselves. Respect yourself. And the Russians were rejected. And we will win. Because then we will be respected when we respect ourselves. Do not be happy that this is a slap in the face to Moscow. And be proud that this is applause for Ukraine. And that’s why I want to see us in one family. Let it inspire you. We deserved it. Realized this. Smile, please. And God bless us all good night. Well, tomorrow in battle again. With new strength. With new wings.Glory to Ukraine!”.
pass, Ukraine has officially received the status of a candidate for EU membership. The relevant decision was made on June 23 by the European Council on the leaders of the European Union in Brussels.