Ukrainian president signs formal request to join the European Union

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FILE PHOTO: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses the nation in Kyiv

LVIV – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Monday said he had signed an official request for Ukraine to join the European Union.

Zelenskiy has asked the European Union to allow Ukraine to gain membership immediately under a special procedure as it defends itself from invasion by Russian forces.

(Reporting by Natalia Zinets and Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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