MEPs call for visa-free regime with Ukraine without delays

MEPs call for visa-free regime with Ukraine without delays

The European Parliament endorsed the decision of recommendation to cancel visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens for short term travels within the Schengen area as soon as possible.

The relevant report was endorsed by an overwhelming majority of members of the EP Committee on Foreign Affairs in Strasbourg on Thursday, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Visa-free regime should be granted as soon as possible and without any delay, being the recognition of the country's progress made on its European path after the Euromaidan protests two years ago, when the Ukrainian nation defended its European path and European democratic values in the struggle," reads the report authored by Polish MEP Jacek Saryusz-Wolski.

Polish politician requested his colleagues to support this issue "with enthusiasm" as Ukraine deserves the visa-free regime with the EU.

The members of the Committee noted that visa requirements for Ukrainians should be abolished independently of the adoption of a new EU’s mechanism for suspension of visa-free regime for all third countries.


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