Ukraine is unlikely to join the EU in the next few years, the head of the Bundestag (German parliament) committee for European affairs, Anton Hofreiter, has said, Tagesschau reports. According to him, Kyiv's accession to the union within 5-6 years looks more realistic.
"It is hard to imagine taking in a country at war. The EU also needs reforms, says Hofreiter. However, it can be negotiated," Hofreiter said.
As the German deputy pointed out, Ukraine's accession to the EU earlier than in 5-6 years looks unrealistic, but it is impossible to stretch out the process of its integration for more than 10 years. He also added that Kyiv's main problems on the way to the EU are corruption, the rule of law and media freedom.
One cannot say that all is well in Ukraine in terms of the state of the state, Hofreiter stressed.