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Zhovkva: Zelenskyy to hold talks with EU leaders on Ukraine's accession almost daily

Meanwhile, parliament will work on making the recommended changes to Ukrainian legislation.

Zhovkva: Zelenskyy to hold talks with EU leaders on Ukraine's accession almost daily
Ihor Zhovkva
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After the European Commission recommended that EU leaders open negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the bloc, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will hold talks with his European counterparts almost daily, a deputy head of the presidential office, Ihor Zhovkva, has told the news telethon.

"Almost every day, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy will hold talks with the leaders of the EU member states. And yes, one of the most important issues on weapons, along with financial support, will be the issue of a positive decision in December," Zhovkva said.

He added that the European Council will meet on this issue on 14-15 December. The vast majority of EU leaders support Ukraine's accession negotiations.

According to Zhovkva, parliament will work on amending legislation towards meeting other recommendations of the European Commission, in particular, regarding the rights of national minorities. According to Zhovkva, Ukraine will follow the recommendations of the Venice Commission in this regard, but will not fulfil the "whims of a certain state" (referring to Hungary).

Zhovkva added that parliament should adopt the necessary changes this month. President Zelenskyy is working with the parliamentary leadership and factions to make this happen.

The European Commission has officially recommended starting the process of negotiations on the accession of Ukraine and Moldova to the European Union. Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal officially received the relevant EC report from EU Ambassador to Ukraine Katarina Mathernova.

Meanwhile, the German government said it would "thoroughly study" the European Commission's report on Ukraine.

Ukraine has handed over to Hungary a detailed roadmap for resolving the national minority issue. Earlier it became known that the Hungarian government led by Viktor Orban threatened to block a decision in favour of Ukraine to start negotiations on accession to the European Union at the next EU summit in December.

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