: Ukraine to face consequences after UK votes for Brexit
Politics16:50 Jun. 24, 2016

Ukraine to face consequences after UK votes for Brexit

UAH currency rate to remain the same, visa-free regime is supposedly postponed - officials

Great Britain is leaving the European Union. Despite numerous predictions on UK staying in the EU the citizens surprisingly voted to leave. London, Scotland, and Northern Ireland strived mainly for the European future, but the whole England in total along with Wales willing for Brexit predominated.

52% against 48 - this is the final result meaning the end to 43-year-long membership in the project of united Europe.

A good deal of European politicians already expressed their regret on such a decision. British Prime Minister David Cameron though voting for the EU said he accepts the people's opinion and declared his resign no later than mid-autumn.

Read also Poroshenko expects sanctions against Russia will continue despite Brexit

Ukraine has its own interest in the referendum outcome. Now the Ukrainians should definitely forget about visa-free regime, according to Iryna Gerashchenko, one of Ukrainian deputies.

Additionally Russia may win a good deal on Great Britain leaving the European Union, since peace in Ukraine is supposedly set to become of less interest to Brussels.

Read also Ukraine cautious over possible visa liberalisation delay after Brexit

And the member of Ukrainian delegation to PACE Volodymyr Ariyev is sure the next year Parliamentary Assembly will steadily lift Russia sanctions. The only one to instill optimism is the head of Ukraine's National Bank Valeriya Gontareva. She convinces Brexit will not affect the hryvnia currency rate.

Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine's Prime Minister: "We deeply respect the choice of British citizens. Nevertheless, I personally believe the European Union will stay united in its policy. And the Ukrainians keep stuck to the European values."

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