26 October 2016

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EU to abolish visas for Ukrainians in October - Commissioner Hahn

The European Union will lift the visa regime for the Ukrainian citizens as early as next month, EU Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn has told in an exclusive comment to Deutsche Welle.


"I hope and I am convinced that it will happen in October. There are very positive signals from both EU member states and from the European Parliament. That is why it should happen," he said, commenting on the prospects of a visa-free travel for Ukraine, DW reported.

EU Council to consider visa-free regime for Ukrainians on Oct 11 – MFAAs UNIAN reported earlier, the issue of granting Ukraine visa-free regime should be considered at the meeting of Justice and Home Affairs Council of the European Union, according to Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena Zerkal.

Hahn confident on Ukraine, Georgia visa liberalization in 2016Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin earlier said he expected to see a positive decision of the European Parliament on a visa-free regime for Ukraine until November.

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