Any hopes that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s summit with European Union leaders in Kyiv would deliver fast-track E.U. accession for Ukraine were dashed Friday. In a joint statement, the leaders in attendance offered “commitment to further deepening our relationship” but no further action. In his nightly address Friday, Zelensky said, “There is an understanding that it is possible to start negotiations on Ukraine’s membership in the European Union this year.”

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