After Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky applied to the European Union and subsequently asked the EU to urgently admit it into the organization through a new, special procedure, the European Parliament has now accepted Ukraine’s application and will support its candidacy for membership. A special admission procedure has begun to have Ukraine admitted into the bloc.

Note that the European Parliament said it has accepted the application and will support the application. However, the power of deciding on said application rests within the EU member states themselves.

“We appeal to the European Union for Ukraine’s immediate accession under a new special procedure. We are grateful to partners for being with us. But our goal is to be with all Europeans and, most importantly, to be equal to. I am confident that it is fair. I am confident have we deserved it. I am confident that all this is possible,” he said in a video message addressed to the EU.

Zelensky has been heard by the European Parliament quite literally and figuratively. He had addressed the European Union Parliament during an emergency session specifically held because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.