Ukraine introduces a visa-free regime with Bulgaria and Romania since the moment when the agreement on facilitating the visa registration procedure for Ukrainians, which was signed between Ukraine and EU in Luxembourg on 18 June, 2007, comes into force.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatseniuk claimed this to journalists in the Cabinet of Ministers today.

“After the Ukraine-EU Summit, the question of giving visa-free regime to Romania and Bulgaria was raised. The stance of Ukraine was declared clearly:  we give the visa-free regime to Romania and Bulgaria simultaneously with coming into force of the agreement on facilitated visa regime for Ukrainians. This decision was adopted by the government of Ukraine today”, A.Yatseniuk stressed.

The Minister specified that the rules of entrance and departure for foreigners at the Ukrainian territory are regulated with a respective order of the government. “It is not necessary to adopt a special law to introduce the visa-free regime”, he said.