European Union has awarded a special candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova. The President of EU, Charles Michel said that it was a welcome and crucial step towards their inclusion into the European Union.

It was a “historic moment” for the two Nations. Ukraine had applied for the prestigious membership days after the Russian invasion. The Ukrainians got the membership at a record speed. V.Zelensky, Ukrainian President said that the future of Ukraine lies with EU. EU declared that the accession process is “by the book” and “according to merits”.

The association is meant for fighting against corruption and implementing law and order. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda told that EU’s backing was essential for Ukraine. French president Emmanuel Macron had earlier proposed “a wider European Political community.”

EU awards Ukraine and Moldova candidate status.