LVIV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday asked the European Union to allow Ukraine to gain membership under a special procedure immediately as it defends itself from invasion by Russian forces.
“Our goal is to be with all Europeans and, most importantly, to be equal. I’m sure that’s fair. I am sure we deserve it,” he said in a video speech shared on social media.
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; editing by John Stonestreet)