Ukraine and EU: Further delaying of visa-free regime implementation is unacceptable - Ukraine's Foreign Ministry

11:49 Nov. 10, 2016

Further delaying of visa-free regime implementation is unacceptable - Ukraine's Foreign Ministry

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (C) attends a meeting on European Commission's third visa liberalization progress reports for Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo in Brussels, Belgium on May 04, 2016

Ukraine expects a positive decision of European Union in the nearest future

Ukraine has met all the criteria of liberalization plan for Ukraine and further postponing is visa-free regime is unacceptable - said Olena Zerkal, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine for the European Integration, during a meeting with Hugh Mingarelli, EU representative in Ukraine.

Read more Ukrainian NGOs call EU to complete visa liberalization process

Olena Zerkal reminded: Ukraine has created anti-corruption agencies that already show their effectiveness, implemented the e-declaring system according to the highest European standards of corruption fight. That is why Ukraine expects that EU institutions will put additional efforts into approving the move on implementing the visa-free regime for citizens of Ukraine. This process should go irrelatively to ratification of temporary suspension of visa-free regime inside the EU.

Read more European Parliament has stable majority to introduce visa-free regime with Ukraine

The meeting participants also discussed the decision of the European Commission to increase Gazprom gas pumping through OPAL pipeline. Ukraine considers it to be a violation of Association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union.

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