Poroshenko: Ukraine has agreed on criteria for the abolition of visas with the EU
Ukraine has agreed with its European partners, the exact criteria for visa-free regime with the European Union, which it is obligated to perform until November of this year, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on arrival at the summit of " Eastern partnership ". "Ukraine has agreed with its European partners exact criteria that it must fulfill before November, when there will be a political decision to liberalize the visa regime ", - he said, reports the news Agency. On Wednesday, Poroshenko said that Ukraine has fulfilled most of the technical requirements necessary for the introduction of a visa-free regime with the European Union. Yesterday Poroshenko held a meeting on performance of obligations under the visa-free regime from the European Union for citizens of Ukraine. Before that, the European Commissioner for enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn said that the European Commission may at the end of the year to recommend to the liberalization of the visa regime for Ukraine and Georgia with the EU if both countries will fulfill all the desired requirements. May 8, became known evaluation of the European Commission readiness of Ukraine and Georgia to the abolition of visas with the EU. The EC said that Kyiv must comply with the requirements under the legislation and the organization of state institutions to complete the second phase of transition to a visa-free regime with the EU. According to the EC, Georgia has not yet fulfilled all the tips for the transition to a visa-free regime, but has made significant progress towards visa liberalization. Before the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine said that the introduction of a visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU will be delayed until at least 2016. As reported by the print edition OPINION, the issue of Ukraine's accession to the EU At the moment time is not considered. Kiev does not guarantee a visa-free regime with the European Union, and the direction of the military mission to Ukraine, According to European politicians, has the opportunity to be considered. Such briefly is disappointing for Kiev, the outcome of yesterday's summit Ukraine - EU. Remember, on may 21-22 in Riga summit of " Eastern partnership ". In Tbilisi nourish the hope that the conference will be made the conclusion on visa-free regime of Georgia with the European Union. The fourth summit of "Eastern partnership" opens on Thursday in Riga." Eastern partnership - the EU-funded project on development of cooperation with European and Transcaucasian Soviet republics. 3 of the six countries participating in the project - Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia in 2014 signed the Treaty on the Union with the EU. Russian envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov stated before that work on a final Declaration rather tense: some countries want to strengthen anti-Russian orientation, and others that create obstacles. According to Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Alena Kupchyna, the summit of "Eastern partnership" in Riga could be the last in the case of promotion of members of the meeting of the anti-Russian subjects.