: Visa liberalization for Ukraine is on the run - J. Tombinski

16:18 May. 20, 2016

Visa liberalization for Ukraine is on the run - J. Tombinski

Jan Tombinski, the E.U. Ambassador to Ukraine. (UNIAN photo)

E.U. is not prone to postpone the issue, as Ukraine satisfied the requirements for visa-free regime 

Introduction of the visa-free regime between E.U. and Ukraine is running as planned, says the E.U. Ambassador to Ukraine Jan Tombinski stressing the probable delays have not been not reported yet.

The official stresses there is no need to worry on possible cancellations, since Ukraine satisfied all the requirements needed for visa-free travel for its citizens across Europe.

Read also Visa-free travel for Ukraine is imminent

Previously numerous Ukrainian media with reference to Mykola Tochytskyi, the Representative of Ukraine to the EU, reported the E.U. Member States might postpone the visa liberalization in view of migrant crisis in European Union and neighbouring countries. The diplomat noted the E.U. Commission may launch a procedure enabling the decision on a visa-free regime after it is taken to be renegotiated.

"Some EU Member States believe that these changes should be introduced first, and then the visa-free regime for Ukraine can be provided," Tochytskyi said.

Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin objected his counterpart insisting postponing the visa-free regime introduction is pure nonsense, since it contravenes basic E.U. principles.

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