Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has signed an official request for Ukraine to join the European Union.
Zelenskiy has asked the European Union to allow Ukraine to gain membership immediately under a special procedure as it defends itself from invasion by Russian forces.
Points to Note:
- Ukraine joined European Union as its 28th member
President: Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia
Prime minister: Denys Shmyhal
- European Union
Founded: 1 November 1993
Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium
Member States: 28 (After Ukraine joined)