1st Deputy head of the faction "United Russia" in the state Duma Franz Klintsevich told Kiev to remove the rose-colored glasses after amplification of the rules of obtaining Schengen visas for Ukrainians.
"Another bucket of cold water poured Europe on the heads of Ukrainians seeking in the EU: has requested the cancellation of the visa regime, but got - the introduction of new, more stringent rules for obtaining a Schengen visa," said the Klintsevich news Agency.
He called it " yet another proof that Ukraine in the European Union, to put it mildly, do not wait ". As stated before, the local media, the rules of obtaining Schengen visas to Ukrainians tougher on 23 June. Now the procedure of execution of documents for tourist trips or out to work in the EU is much more complicated. In April, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, speaking with a speech in Parliament, explained the refusal of the European Union to grant visa-free regime a large number of immigrants from the Donbass. In the early winter of last year, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko declared that " already at the Riga summit in may has to be made the conclusion on visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU ". On March 17, the Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin expressed doubts that the European Union States will provide the country with a visa-free regime in the spring of the current year, due to hostilities in the Donbass. As reported by the print edition OPINION, the countries of the Schengen area in 2014 increased the number of refusals to issue visas to Ukrainians.