Granting Ukraine EU candidate status is the ideal response to Russian aggression, Diane Francis writes in the Atlantic Council’s Ukraine Alert ahead of a crucial decision for Ukraine. European Union leaders must decide this week whether to grant Ukraine official EU candidate nation status.

EU leaders in Brussels are expected to sign off on last week’s recommendation by the European Commission, the EU executive, and make Ukraine an official candidate for European Union membership.

This is a critically important moment for Ukrainians, which will also shape the future direction of the entire continent, the author concluded.

The opinion article can be read here in full.

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