CNBC headline: European leaders formally accept Ukraine as a candidate to join the EU
PUBLISHED THU, JUN 23 20222:30 AM EDTUPDATED 38 MIN AGO
BRUSSELS — Leaders of the European Union on Thursday formally approved Ukraine’s candidate status to join the bloc — the first official step toward full membership.
Charles Michel, president of the European Council, late Thursday confirmed that the 27 leaders had approved EU candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova, calling it a “historic moment.”
“Today marks a crucial step on your path towards the EU,” he added via Twitter.