The European Commission supports starting EU accession talks with Ukraine, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on Friday.

Shmyhal said the Commission confirmed in a report that Kyiv had fulfilled the remaining steps required of it to start negotiations.

"Now we expect our European partners to take the next step — to start negotiations on European Union membership already this month," Shmyhal said on the Telegram messaging app. (Reporting by Juliia Dysa and Olena Harmash; Editing by Hugh Lawson)