Ivan Boyko 18:44, 01.03.22 UNIAN
The text of the resolution most strongly condemns Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
The European Parliament supported the resolution granting Ukraine the status of a candidate country for accession to the European Union.
According to an UNIAN correspondent, the results of the vote on the resolution were announced by the President of the European Parliament Robert Metzol.
In particular, 637 MEPs voted in favor, 13 MEPs voted against and 26 abstained.
This resolution is now being forwarded to the EU Commissioners-designate and to all Member States of the Community.
The document also condemns Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.
The resolution is of a recommendatory nature, so the mere fact that the European Parliament supports the issue of granting Ukraine the status of a candidate country for EU membership does not indicate that this will necessarily happen.
In the document, MEPs called on the EU institution to work on granting Ukraine candidate status in accordance with Article 49 of the EU Treaty and on the basis of fulfilling certain requirements. T
It was also said that at the same time the EU institutions should continue to work on Ukraine’s integration into the EU single market on the basis of the Association Agreement.
As UNIAN reported, on February 28, President Volodymyr Zelensky signed an application for Ukraine’s membership in the European Union.
The presidents of 8 countries called for Ukraine to be granted EU candidate status immediately.
According to Maria Mezentseva, head of the permanent delegation of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the PACE, MP from the Servant of the People faction, Ukraine will first receive the status of a candidate country for EU membership and then become a member of the community.
The procedure for considering Ukraine’s application for membership in the European Union has begun.