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Ukraine Wins Crucial Nod on Long Path to EU Membership

  • Leaders grant Ukraine, Moldova candidate status at summit
  • Ukraine will have to meet conditions on rule of law, justice
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Ukraine Takes Next Step on Path to EU Membership
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European Union leaders granted Ukraine candidate status in a historic step for the war-torn nation on the long and difficult path to membership in the bloc.

The government heads holding a two-day summit in Brussels approved a recommendation from the European Commission to grant the status to Ukraine, according to Charles Michel, who chairs leaders’ meetings. Kyiv, which applied for membership shortly after the Russian invasion in February, will have to meet conditions in the future on issues related to the rule of law, justice and anti-corruption.