Merkel predicts introduction of visa-free regime for Ukraine by year-end

Merkel predicts introduction of visa-free regime for Ukraine by year-end

German Chancellor Angela Merkel believes that Brussels will determine a tool for suspension of visa-free regime in September and then the way for visa liberalization will be open for Ukraine.

She said during a joint briefing with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman in Berlin, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

The Chancellor stressed that the need to introduce such tool is not directed against Ukraine, it is a common condition, which is associated with the experience of visa liberalization with Serbia, when a lot of people sought political asylum in Germany and other EU countries after the introduction of such regime," Merkel said.

In turn, Volodymyr Groysman expressed gratitude for "the very optimistic message" and expressed hope that "the decision will be taken in 2016."


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