President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite said this in an interview with Ukrainian ICTV channel on January 17.
"Only the political procedure – approval by the Council of the European Union – has been left. I think Ukraine is most likely to be granted the EU visa-free regime during this year, late in 2016 or early in 2017," she said.
According to her, Ukraine did a great job for two years to get prepared for liberalization.
The Lithuanian President congratulated Ukraine on "a very positive report by the European Commission saying that 'Ukraine is ready'."
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