"It depends on how quickly we will convince justice and home affairs ministers of the European Union that we have fulfilled all the requirements and continue improving [the legislation]," Zerkal said.

As is known, one of the requirements Ukraine has committed to fulfill for the introduction of a visa-free regime is an electronic asset declaration system for officials, however, on January 4 it was reported that a law on the state budget for 2016 appeared to include a new provision, which postponed for one year the implementation of this system.

In turn, the government stated it had not amended the document.

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The next day, the Ukrainian parliament introduced a bill to repeal the mentioned amendment to the budget.