European Parliament Approves Request From Ukraine Concerning The EU

In a vote held this past Tuesday, the European Parliament chose to Allow the application from Ukraine to pass, thusly allowing them to join the European Union (EU) in the wake of a heartfelt passionate speech from Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

On Monday, Zelensky officially put pen to paper and signed the application for entrance into the European Union utilizing an expedited system after issuing multiple calls for aid in allowing his country to join the bloc. The calls from Zelensky have been vocally supported by some countries that are already members of the bloc, such as Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

After almost an entire week of fighting off the full-scale invasion from Russia, Zelensky issued a heartfelt and passionate speech to the European Parliament that resulted in a standing ovaction and “near-unanimous” support from the members of the body to go through with the process of allowing Ukraine to join the Bloc. The parliament vote does not immediately allow Ukraine the status of an EU-candidate nation.

It was reported on Tuesday that members of the Russian military carried out a missile strike targeting Kharkiv’s Freedom Square, which is a civilian area near the heart of the second biggest city in Ukraine. “This is the price of freedom. We are fighting just for our land. And for our freedom, despite the fact that all of the cities of our country are now blocked,” claimed Zelensky to the European Parliament.

Every square today, no matter what it’s called, is going to be called Freedom Square, in every city of our country. No one is going to break us. We are strong. We are Ukrainians,” he went on. “We have a desire to see our children alive. I think it’s a fair one.”

“We are fighting for our rights, for our freedoms, for life, for our life, and now we are fighting for survival. And this is the highest of our motivation. But we are fighting also to be equal members of Europe,” claimed the president, who has managed the war from Kyiv, the capital city of Ukraine. “The European Union is going to be much stronger with us, that’s for sure. … Do prove that you are with us. Do prove that you will not let us go. Do prove that you are indeed Europeans, and then life will win over death. And light will win over darkness.”

The requests from Zelensky to become a member of the bloc have gained traction with top officials within the European Union, but despite this, Ukraine’s eventual entrance to the alliance still remains entirely uncertain.


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