On Sunday, French Minister Delegate for European Affairs Clement Bonn estimated that Ukraine’s accession to the European Union “will probably take 15 or 20 years”, suggesting that Kyiv, in the meantime, engage in the European political organization that President Emmanuel Macron proposed to create.
“We have to be honest… If we say Ukraine will join the European Union in six months, a year or two years, we are lying. It is not true. It may take 15 or 20 years, which is a long time,” Bonn said. That is, we owe the Ukrainians … a political project in which they can engage.”