Tombinski not views war as barrier to introduction of visa-free regime with EU

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Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski believes that the military operations in eastern Ukraine are not the obstacle to the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU.

Tombinski said this during the meeting of the discussion club of the EU Delegation to Ukraine in Ternopil, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"The war is not an obstacle to the visa-free regime for Ukraine. The obstacle is the untimely fulfillment of commitments undertaken by the Ukrainian Parliament and the Government within the procedure for introduction of the visa-free regime. In fact, this process began back in 2010. So much time has been wasted. Meanwhile, Moldova and Georgia have done much during this period of time. And you should not say about ‘specific conditions.’ This might be an argument when you do not want to do something," Tombinski said.

Commenting on the possible consequences of the Dutch referendum on the approval of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the diplomat said that the referendum was advisory in nature.

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