Ukraine hopes that visa-free regime with the EU will start to act in the coming year, said foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin.
"I am confident that visa-free regime from next year will be ", - quotes RIA "Novosti" message Klimkin, who said, because it will not happen on 1 January 2016. According to the Minister, " final report (of Ukraine) shall be fifteen December of the current year. Then it will be considered by the Commission (European) And the European Council. This process will take several months ".
"And we have to solve all these issues (report for the EU) Until December fifteen, or rather, before the beginning of November, when will be formed final report ", - said Klimkin." The European Commission at the end of the year, will support granting the people of Ukraine the possibility of visa-free travel to the European Union, provided that it fulfills all the criteria ", he said. However, in September the European Commission has already refused to give a timeframe for the introduction of visa-free regime for Ukrainians. Kiev hopes at the beginning of 2016 to get visa-free regime with the European Union, but to do this he has to fulfill several conditions of Europe. For example, the story is about the improvement of the passport surveillance at 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 called Ukraine no specific terms of easing the visa regime, to which Kiev wants to go. On 23 July it was announced that the head of Department of the State Duma on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov explained the refusal of EU countries to issue Schengen visas to Ukrainians distrust. Recall, the Ukrainian media reported that citizens of Ukraine 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 officials that are preventing the achievement of visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union. Also Poroshenko said that the Ukrainian staff of the foreign Ministry is obliged to seek a visa-free regime with the European Union in 2016. Prior to this, the source reported that the EU will be able to cancel the visa regime with Ukraine only after complete freezing or on its territory of armed conflict. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced many times that the deputies of the European Parliament will help Ukraine " in 2016 to get visa-free regime ". For its part the EU Commissioners said the possibility in September of the current year to consider the report of the European Commission regarding the visa regime with Ukraine.