“Should Ukraine not be granted EU candidate status, it will lead to the death of our hope”
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba emphasized on May 12, 2022, the importance of reaching EU candidate status for the country’s morale in the war, while German economy minister Robert Habeck warned of giving ‘false promises,” Euroactiv reported.
“Should Ukraine not be granted candidate status, it will lead to the death of our hope. It will kill the hope of the Ukrainian people,” Kuleba stressed during his joint press conference with Habeck in Berlin.
“92% of Ukrainians are now in favor of membership in the European Union. Support for accession in Germany is also the highest in history. I don’t think politicians can find any rational arguments today to turn Ukraine down again,” Kuleba added.
Ukraine submitted an official request to allow its country to gain membership in the bloc in late February 2022.