Poroshenko Expects Visa Free Regime with EU in Second Half of 2016

The President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, expects that Ukraine will begin a visa-free agreement with the EU in the second half of 2016.

"On February 2nd, I will go to the Parliament to complete the adoption of the remaining five laws.  We hope that Ukrainians will be able to go to Europe with only a Ukrainian passport-without a visa, without waiting-by the middle of the year," the President said in Vladimirtste.

The President stressed that nobody, including the people's deputies of Ukraine, believed that the EU would extend a visa-free policy to Ukrainian citizens.

"We are Europeans.  It is another degree of freedom to travel without a visa.  The Free Trade Agreement extends to the free movement of goods.  A visa-free policy extends to the freedom of people's movement.  There is also a free movement of capital in banking sector," Poroshenko said.

  Ukraine, European Union


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