Diplomat: Ukraine poses no migration threat for European Union

Source : 112 Ukraine

The EU has improved mechanism of customs control
10:00, 5 May 2016

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The European Union has officially admitted, that Ukraine poses no migration threat to EU member states, Ambassador at large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba informed in an interview to “Channel 5”.

“It has been official recognized Europe-wide, that Ukraine doesn’t pose a migration threat when it comes to visa liberalization in normal conditions. However, after the Europeans have witnessed, that EU borders can be crossed by hundreds of people, they intend to improve the mechanism of customs control”, - Kuleba stated.

Kuleba also commented on the information about the European Union’s intention to work out a mechanism of suspension of visa liberalization with all countries, which have no visa obligations. According to Kuleba, such a mechanism is being developed not exclusively for Ukraine, in order to allegedly sabotage the process of visa liberalization. “In reality, such mechanism will serve to temporary suspend visa liberalization in case an increasing inflow of people through European border will start to pose a serious threat to states of the Schengen area. And I emphasize – this is  just a temporary suspension of visa liberalization, a temporary measure to manage the inflow of migrants”, - the diplomat explained.

Earlier, European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn expressed hope, that citizens of Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo will be able to visit EU countries without visas already in 2016.

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