President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite welcomes the proposal of the European Commission on cancellation of the visa regime for Ukrainians, the Head of the Republic of Lithuania wrote on her page in Twitter.
“We are welcoming the decision of the European Commission on granting the non-visa regime for Ukraine. The European choice of the Ukrainian people is irreversible”, - the Lithuanian leader wrote.
We remind that on April 20 the European Commission proposed to the European Parliament and Council of the European Union to cancel the visa regime for citizens of Ukraine.
Upon accepting the proposal by the European Parliament and Council, citizens of Ukraine will be able to travel without visas with biometric passports for the period of 90 days to the Schengen area. The non-visa regime will be applied to all member countries of the EU, except for Ireland and Great Britain, and four associated countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). At the same time, cancellation of the visa regime does not stipulate automatic provision of work permit in the EU.
According to Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, Ukraine can be granted the non-visa regime with EU in summer-autumn of 2016.