Ukrainian President signs formal request to join European Union

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
  • Ukraine
    President: Volodymyr Zelenskyy
    Capital: Kyiv
    Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia
    Prime minister: Denys Shmyhal
  • European Union
    Founded: 1 November 1993
    Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium
    Member States: 28 (After Ukraine joined)

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