The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko hopes to discuss at the upcoming in may in Riga the summit of the countries-participants of the program "Eastern partnership" the issue of providing Ukraine visa-free regime From 1 January 2016.
Ukraine signed in June last year the Association agreement With the EU, informs about the desire to become a full member of the European Union. From 1 July 2013 Ukraine switched to a simplified visa regime With the EU, Kiev now is making the transition to a visa-free regime. The Ukrainian authorities are hopeful that the conclusion of a visa-free regime has the opportunity to be adopted at the conference in Riga, however, the head of the EU delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski have said before, because it's unlikely.
"We spoke about coordination of activities at the conference" Eastern partnership ", which is obliged to pass at the end of may in Riga, where we are bound to be two main issues. 1st is respect the European perspective for Ukraine, and second, support of the Ukrainian position in relation to the provision of the law of Ukraine visa-free regime From January 1, 2016 ", - said Poroshenko in the process of mutual press conference With Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski.
in addition, Poroshenko thanked Poland for the provision of credit in the amount of 100 million euros for reforms in the energy sector and improvement of the border." Fifty million planned to be spent on the erection of checkpoints and also the development of common checkpoints ", - said the Ukrainian leader.