Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his daily video message late Friday that Ukraine is close to completing the answers to the EU accession questionnaire.
“The work is almost complete and we will provide the answers soon to the representatives of the European Union,” Zelensky said.
Ukraine applied for EU membership shortly after the start of the Russian offensive on its territory in February.
The European Union Commission is currently studying the application. Accession to the EU is a long and complex process – and even if the European Commission gives a positive assessment, it may be a long time before the accession negotiations begin.
Von der Leyen pledged that the application process would be speedy.