The EU will give the citizens of Ukraine visa-free regime in the coming weeks, said the President Petro Poroshenko in Kyiv.
“I am convinced that in the near future the European Union will take a decision”, — said Poroshenko. “Only a few weeks left before open “free door” of the United Europe for Ukrainians”, — quotes the President “Interfax-Ukraine”.
In April the European Commission proposed to introduce a visa-free regime for Ukrainians. If the EU and the European Parliament will adopt a document, the citizens who have biometric passports are able to travel to Schengen countries without a visa for up to 90 days. This period may be extended to 180 days for business trip, travel programs or deal with family issues. This measure will not allow the Ukrainians to find work in the EU for this purpose they will first need to obtain permission and to provide financial guarantees.
In June, The Wall Street Journal reported that the EU decided to postpone until September the question of the introduction bezvisovogo regime for Georgia, Ukraine and Kosovo. According to the sources, the reason for this was many issues — from fears of Berlin due to organized crime in Georgia before the concerns of France about the security vulnerability for the abolition of visas.