Visa regime for Ukrainians to be lifted: EU to cancel visas for Ukrainians next month – Commissioner Hahn

13:28 Sep. 20, 2016

EU to cancel visas for Ukrainians next month – Commissioner Hahn

EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn (Photo by Johannes Hahn / Twitter)

Visa regime for Ukrainians could be lifted by the end of October, EU Commissioner for Enlargement says

The European Union will lift the visa regime for the Ukrainian citizens as early as next month, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn has told in an exclusive comment to Deutsche Welle.

"I hope and I am convinced that it will happen in October. There are very positive signals from both EU member states and from the European Parliament. That is why it should happen," he said, commenting on the prospects of a visa-free travel for Ukraine, DW reported.

As UNIAN adds, the issue of granting Ukraine visa-free regime should be considered at the meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Council of the European Union, according to Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena Zerkal. Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin earlier said he expected to see a positive decision of the European Parliament on a visa-free regime for Ukraine until November. 

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