The foreign Ministers of France and Germany said, what determines the future of a visa-free regime with the EU

The party leader «Batkivshchyna» Yulia Tymoshenko, Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Minister of foreign Affairs and international development of France Jean-Marc Ayrault at the meeting on Tuesday in Kyiv discussed the internal political conflict in Ukraine and the fight against corruption.

«From your advancement on the way of combating corruption will depend on the introduction of visa-free regime with the EU. The same applies to the IMF,» said Eero, quoted by the press service of «Batkivshchyna».

In turn, the German FM said: «We are not talking Ukraine, headed by what persons and in what manner to move forward.»

«This is an internal matter of your country. But we all need the leadership of the state, capable of actions and decisions. Only then it is possible these effective reforms,» said Steinmeier.

At the same time, Tymoshenko stressed the need for a partial reboot of the political in the country — the formation of the new government. If such a scenario would be impossible, she has called for early parliamentary elections, noting that this will lead to the election of more representatives of the democratic forces and the public in the new Verkhovna Rada.

According to the press service of «Batkivshchyna», the meeting was attended by the Deputy leader of the party, Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on human rights Hryhoriy Nemyria, the Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine Christoph Weil, Director of the political Department of the German foreign Ministry Andreas Michaelis, Ambassador of France in Ukraine Isabelle Dumont, Director of the Main Department for politics and security, the French foreign Ministry Alexander Escorcia and Director of continental Europe Department of the foreign Ministry grégoire Devaux.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin believes that a visa-free regime with the EU will take effect in 5-7 months.

Deputy foreign Minister of Ukraine on European integration Elena serkal said that the EU Council will consider the abolition of visas for Ukraine in March or June of 2016.

In addition to the EU, Ukrainians will also have the opportunity to travel without visas in 57 countries.

Note that member countries of the EU can temporarily block the visa-free regime with Ukraine in case of failure to fulfill her obligations in terms of combating corruption, migration policy and security.

The dialogue between the EU and Ukraine on visa liberalisation started in 2008, and in 2010 the EU offered Ukraine an action Plan on visa liberalization.

The foreign Ministers of France and Germany said, what determines the future of a visa-free regime with the EU 23.02.2016

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