The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, expressed the opinion that Ukraine's accession to the European Union will help overcome the deadlock on the issue of the bloc's enlargement. He emphasized that Ukraine's disputes over grain exports with its western neighbors should not lead to conflicts during its future accession to the European Union, The Guardian reports.
Borrell admitted that Ukraine's path to the EU will be difficult given its current state of war and the need for many reforms. He emphasized that this process will take time.
The diplomat also noted that Ukraine's membership in the EU would mean an end to the period of inaction on EU enlargement that had lasted for many years.
"For many years there was a kind of deadlock, and nothing happened. Ukraine has created a new dynamic," he added.
It should be noted that the last EU enlargement took place ten years ago, when Croatia became a member in 2013.