“We discussed Ukraine's place in the European family.

This issue will be discussed at the meeting of the Council of Europe on June 23-24.

In particular, Ukraine's application for recognition of its country as a candidate for EU membership will be discussed there, ”RIA Novosti quotes her.

Earlier, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said that most countries are against granting Ukraine the status of an EU candidate. 

The French Foreign Ministry did not previously rule out that Ukraine's accession to the EU could take up to 20 years.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said he demanded clarity from Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte about Ukraine's chances of joining the European Union.

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