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Constitutional Court's decision threatens Ukraine’s visa-free travel with EU, - MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Dmytro Kuleba, if the issue is not solved, all these problems can be stated in the next report of the European Commission on the functioning of visa-free travel
18:05, 7 December 2020

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba
Ukrinform

The Constitutional Court’s (CCU) recent decisions put Ukraine’s visa-free regime with the European Union in danger. However, our country has already managed to deal with it. This was stated by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.

On the day of the proclamation of the Constitutional Court’s decision, the CCU really put Ukraine on the edge of the abyss, at the bottom of which was only one thing – ‘loss of visa-free travel.’ And fingers were already hanging over the abyss. Then, thanks to the decision of the President, the National Security and Defense Council, and the Cabinet of Ministers, Ukraine managed to move away from the edge of this abyss. If the situation is not corrected and the negative consequences of the CCU decision are not systematically overcome, all these problems can be mentioned in the next report of the European Commission on the functioning of visa-free travel," Kuleba said.

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He noted that Ukraine had previously submitted a National Report on the fulfillment of conditions for visa liberalization.

As we reported earlier, at the end of November, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appealed to the Venice Commission with a request to make an assessment of the constitutional crisis caused by the decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine dated October 27, 2020.

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