The European Commissioner on enlargement and neighbourhood policies Johannes Hahn does not predict when has the opportunity to be introduced visa-free regime for Ukraine, But hopes for a positive report on the fulfillment by Ukraine of the action Plan on visa liberalization.
"I cannot predict when has the opportunity to be introduced visa-free regime for Ukraine. But the highest level of confidence is that I have the opportunity to say that I hope that we will receive a positive report on the execution order of liberalization of the visa regime as soon as possible ", ? transmits the message Khan UNIAN.
Kiev hopes at the beginning of 2016 to receive a visa-free regime with the European Union, but to do this he has to fulfill several conditions in Europe. For example, the story is about the improvement of the passport monitoring of borders and the introduction of internal passports of the European model in the form of biometric ID cards. The issuance of new documents is expected to begin in the coming year. At the end of July, foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that the European Union States did not call Ukraine no specific terms of easing the visa regime, which Kiev wants to go. On 23 July it was claimed that the head of the State Duma on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov explained the refusal of the EU to issue Schengen visas to Ukrainians distrust. Remember, the Ukrainian media reported that the Ukrainian citizens began to face increased difficulties in the capture of Schengen visas. In early summer, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has criticized the work of the State migration service, threatening the dismissal of the officials that impede the achievement of visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union. Also Poroshenko said that the Ukrainian staff of the foreign Ministry are required to achieve the introduction of a visa-free regime with the European Union in 2016. Prior to this, the source reported that the European Union will be able to cancel the visa regime with Ukraine only after graduation or complete freeze on its territory of armed conflict. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has stated many times that the deputies of the European Parliament will help Ukraine " in 2016 to get visa-free regime ". For its part, the Plenipotentiaries of the EU was announced in September of the current year to consider the report of the European Commission on visa regime with Ukraine.