Ukraine hopes for visa-free regime with the EU already in the summer — Klimkin

Ukraine hopes for visa-free regime with the EU this summer.

This was at an international conference in Kyiv on Friday, 20 may 2016, said Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

He stressed that «it is not necessary to talk about postponement of liberalization of the visa regime.

Ukraine’s Ambassador to the EU Nikolay Tochitskii noted that the EU will now be easier to take such a step against Ukraine, because in Brussels to discuss the procedure that will allow you to view the decision on visa-free regime after it was taken.

It is worth noting, before this Tochitskii did not rule out possible postponement of granting Ukrainian citizens visa-free regime with the influx of refugees from the Middle East that immediately hastened to deny the head of the EU delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski.

In turn Klimkin explained that we are talking about the mechanism that will stop the visa-free regime «in the case of very serious violations.»

According to media reports, the corresponding order of suspension of visa-free regime for the countries interior Minister of EU States agreed on 20 may. This mechanism will allow to block visa-free travel, if a large number of citizens of the country that is granted visa-free regime, will be to stay in the EU illegally or ask for asylum. In this case, for a period of six months, once again introduced visa obligations.

The Vice Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic integration Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze expects that the visa-free regime of the European Union for citizens of Ukraine will come into force this autumn.




Ukraine hopes for visa-free regime with the EU already in the summer — Klimkin 21.05.2016

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