European Union flag was brought into Ukraine’s parliament, as Ukraine has become a candidate to join the EU
“Moving to tears — the EU flag has been brought to the plenary hall of the Ukrainian Parliament. To stay,” said on Twitter Matti Maasikas, Ambassador of the European Union to Ukraine.
On July 1, 2022, the ceremony of bringing the EU flag into the parliament hall took place in Kyiv. From now on, the EU flag will be unfurled near the National flag of Ukraine in the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada. On June 23, 2022, the European Council granted Ukraine the status of a candidate for joining the European Union.
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Ruslan Stefanchuk has tweeted his pride at the European Union flag being flown within it after it was addressed on video by President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. He wrote: “A historic moment! The flag of the European Union is now in the Ukrainian parliament. It was my dream. It came true. And I will add: the Verkhovna Rada deserves the EU flag, both in color and in meaning.”