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Ukraine managed to return the bodies of 79 fallen soldiers, the Ministry for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories announced on its website on May 30. The bodies will be returned to their families and loved ones for burial.
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Italian President voices support for Ukraine joining EU 'as soon as possible'

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 26, 2023 6:06 PM 1 min read
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Italian President Sergio Mattarella meeting in Rome on April 26, 2023. (Photo: Denys Shmyhal / Twitter)
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Italian President Sergio Mattarella voiced his support for Ukraine joining the EU "as soon as possible," Italian news outlet Ansa reported on April 26.

"Italy is strongly in favor of Ukraine's accession to the European Union as soon as possible and we appreciate the commitment of its government to the path of reforms taken to respect EU parameters," Mattarella said during the visit of a Ukrainian delegation led by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal in Rome.

According to Ansa, Mattarella also reaffirmed his support for Ukraine "in every sphere and for as long as necessary" and that peace must "respect Ukraine's integrity."

Shmyhal wrote on Twitter on April 26 that he "thanked Italy for its extensive assistance and consistent stance in supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine."

Ukraine officially applied for EU membership in late February 2022, just days after Russia launched its full-scale invasion. Ukraine was granted candidacy status in June 2022.

On Feb. 11, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that Ukraine wants to become a member of the EU in two years and a member of NATO following its victory against Russia.

Zelensky at European Parliament: Ukraine’s path to Europe is ‘our people’s way home’
In a historic visit to Brussels on Feb. 9, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed the European Parliament as the first anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion approaches, saying that the EU and Ukraine are fighting together against the “biggest anti-European force of the modern world.”…

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