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Migration crisis in Europe will not affect Ukraine - Foreign Ministry
19:27, 24 September 2015
Migration crisis in Europe will not affect Ukraine - Foreign Ministry

Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy, shares this position

19:27, 24 September 2015

The Telegraph

Migration crisis that recently arose in the EU will not have a direct influence on the Ukraine, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maryaan Betsa at press briefing.

"The migration crisis is indeed one of the deepest crises in the European Union after Russian aggression. However, we do not think it will have a direct impact on the citizens of Ukraine", she said.

She noted that a similar opinion was expressed by Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood Policy: "Recently, Commissioner Hahn said that this issue will have no impact on Ukraine".

"What about visa-free regime, it is separate track of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU, and the provision of a visa-free regime depends on Ukraine's implementation of certain criteria," said the representative of the Foreign Ministry.

This summer, Schengen countries toughened rules of granting visas to Ukrainians.

Related: Refugee crisis as a challenge to the European civilization

Related: This autumn European Union missions will visit Ukraine to evaluate country’s progress in visa-free issues

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