Ukraine's Visa-Free Prospects: European Commission reaffirms full support in fast introduction of visa-free regime with Ukraine

13:12 Oct. 18, 2016

European Commission reaffirms full support in fast introduction of visa-free regime with Ukraine

Pro-European Union activists are seen through a EU flag during a rally in front of Ukrainian Interior Ministry building in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dec. 17, 2013 (AP photo)

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin met on Monday with EC's Vice President Frans Timmermans

The European Commission has reaffirmed its full support in the swift introduction of a visa-free regime with Ukraine, while Kyiv reported progress in the implementation of reforms, underlying the fulfilment of all the requirements set out in the Visa Liberalization Action Plan. 

This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after Ukraine's top diplomat Pavlo Klimkin had visited Brussels to meet the First Vice-President of the European Commission for the Better Regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, Rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights Frans Timmermans.

The sides discussed the issues of Ukraine-EU agenda, in particular the perspectives of the Visa liberalization for Ukrainian citizens and the completion of ratification of the Association Agreement.

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The situation in eastern Ukraine and implementation of the Minsk agreements were also high on the agenda. Ukraine's Foreign Minister emphasized the need for the EU consolidated position in further pressure on Russia until Ukraine's territorial integrity is restored.

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