EU chief Ursula von der Leyen set out a vision on Wednesday of an enlarged European Union that would include Ukraine — but Kyiv still has a way to go to get the green light for membership talks, with Hungary seen as a potential block.

EU countries are due to decide in December whether to allow Ukraine to begin accession negotiations — a move that would require unanimous backing of all the 27 countries in the bloc.

European Commission President von der Leyen told the European Parliament that Ukraine had already made "great strides" since being designated a membership candidate last year, even as it fights to repel Russia's invasion.