Giving Ukraine the status of a candidate for EU membership is one of the most important tasks, which requires the unification of all political and diplomatic efforts. Petro Poroshenko told reporters in Rotterdam on the sidelines of the EPP Congress. He stressed the need to make the most of this window of opportunity and make the refusal to support Ukraine's European integration toxic to European leaders.
"Our team was directly involved in formulating the main document of the Congress. There is a very short window of opportunity, where we have to do everything in our power to stop the war, throw out the invaders and move the country to Europe," Poroshenko said.
"Therefore, the first point for us is the call of the largest European party to immediately grant Ukraine candidate status at the next summit of the European Union. And we have achieved this. It will now depend on how other party groups work, how other countries work. We must make Ukraine's status waiver toxic," Petro Poroshenko said.
He added that this was clearly emphasized by the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Parliament.
"It's a huge job that we wouldn't be able to do otherwise. I believe that we have not won today, but we have made a huge step in the right direction," Poroshenko said.