European Council President Charles Michel has reiterated his support to Ukraine during visit to Kiev
European Council President Charles Michel and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attend a news conference in Kyiv, Ukraine on April 20, 2022. © AP / Efrem Lukatsky
Charles Michel visited Ukraine on Wednesday, meeting the country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. The European Council President reiterated the bloc’s financial, military and political support for Kiev amid its conflict with Moscow, revealing also when the EU will respond to Ukraine’s membership bid.
“Usually, it takes eight months for the Commission to publish an opinion. We are in close contact on the substance. We will have the opinion of the Commission by the end of June,” Michel said during a joint press conference with Zelensky, adding that he feels “a very strong support” towards Ukraine’s EU membership drive.