Klimkin also expects that the EU will lift travel restrictions across the Schengen states for the Ukrainians next year, Ukraine Today reports. 

The EU Eastern Partnership summit is hosting representatives of the bloc’s six eastern neighbors, who are to meet with the officials of the 28 EU member states.

Discussions are expected on the issue of finding a political solution to the eastern Ukrainian conflict.

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