Ukraine will be able to become part of the European Union (EU) when it meets the admission criteria, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview with Corriere della Sera newspaper.

According to Report, he said Ukraine is already part of the European family, and Berlin intends to support Kyiv in the process of joining the EU.

The EU admission can take place only after meeting all the criteria, the chancellor said.

Scholz added that, for its part, the European Union also has to fulfill a number of tasks in order to be able to admit new members.