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E.U. Leaders Agree to Open Membership Talks With Ukraine

Posted on AllSides December 14th, 2023
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Virginia Mayo/Associated Press

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to officially open accession negotiations for Ukraine to join the bloc, an important breakthrough for Kyiv as it tries to bolster support from its allies.

Charles Michel, the president of the European Council, announced the decision on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The move comes at a crucial time for Mr. Zelensky, who is just back from a bruising visit to the United States, where he pleaded for desperately needed money for his war effort, which is being held up by political divisions in...

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