Can dictatorships join the european union now? Oh wait…

Apparently, there is currently massive support for the Ukraine joining the EU. I know it’s at war and all that, but I thought the recent disputes with Hungary and Poland showed the EU was a community of shared values: democracy, rule of law and freedom of the press.
Since opposition media and more than 10 opposition parties have been banned without proper constitutional review (with judges being illegally fired from the constitutional court by the president) you would expect Europhiles to want to wait till the Ukraine respects judicial independence and ends repression of the opposition.

War in Ukraine: Is Belarus getting overlooked?

Lukashenko has expressed that he is surprised at how the war in Ukraine is dragging on. He has been supportive of Putin, but opposition Tikhanovskaya, whom many in the West believed won the presidential election in 2020, believes the Belarusian people oppose the war and views the fate of the opposition as linked to the conflict. This might be true, yet it gets little media attention. The mainstream narrative seems to only focus on one issue for months on end till it switches to a new one