Zelensky signs request for Ukraine to join EU

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed on Monday a formal request for the country to join the European Union, urging Brussels to approve Ukraine’s membership as soon as possible through a special procedure.

Andrii Sybiha, head of Zelenskyy’s office, said on his official Facebook page that the documents “are on the way to Brussels.”

Photos of Zelenskyy were posted in Facebook. He was flanked by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and chairman of the parliament Ruslan Stefanchuk.

“The history is being created now,” the post said.

The application was largely symbolic, however. The process could take years. EU membership must be unanimously approved by all members.

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