Prospects of Ukraine’s movement towards EU membership

On February 3, a historic Ukraine–EU summit was held in Kyiv, in which Ukraine for the first time took part as a candidate country. Based on its results, the leaders of the EU and Ukraine issued a joint statement reflecting Ukraine’s and the EU’s views and expectations of the country’s EU accession path.

Most importantly, Ursula von der Leyen has voiced reassurance that Europe will continue to stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes – “until the day when the Ukrainian flag will be raised where it belongs: in Brussels at the heart of the European Union.”

However, Ukraine still has to implement all seven steps of the European Commission’s recommendation, and Ukraine’s road to EU membership will not be without obstacles. On the anniversary of signing the Maastricht Treaty, UCMC looks at the prospects and challenges Ukraine may face while becoming a member of the EU.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).