The European Parliament has adopted a resolution recommending that the European Union grant Ukraine the status of a candidate country for EU membership.
Some 438 MEPs voted in favor of the resolution, with 65 voting against the document and 94 abstaining, Deutsche Welle reported.
Bravo European Parliament which #StandsWithUkraine! 438 members of the @Europarl_EN have voted YES to the EU candidate status for Ukraine and more weapons urgently! 🇪🇺🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/eMo80IExPU
— Ukrainian World Congress 🇺🇦 (@UWCongress) June 9, 2022
The European Parliament recommended that the EU Council agree that the Versailles Declaration recognizes Ukraine’s European aspirations and its application for EU membership, and grant it EU candidate status as a clear political signal of solidarity with the people of Ukraine.