Ukraine's partners from the European Union assured that nothing threatens the visa-free regime, and Ukrainian citizens will again be able to travel to EU countries as soon as the epidemic situation allows. This position was set out in a joint statement of Ukraine-EU summit in Brussels, published on the website of the European Council, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky also announced this during a press conference after the event.
"We welcomed the continued successful implementation of the visa-free regime for the citizens of Ukraine. We underlined the importance of continuing to fulfill the visa liberalization benchmarks and accelerating related reform efforts. We looked forward to the resumption of the normal travel opportunities for our citizens, once epidemiological conditions allow," joint statement informs.
In addition, Volodymyr Zelensky stressed that Ukraine clearly fulfills all the criteria within the framework of a visa-free regime with the European Union, and this was also noted by the European partners.
"The European Union notes Ukraine's significant progress in implementing key reforms over the past year. This is the introduction of the land market, the adoption of the banking law, the development of decentralization, the launch of the Supreme Anticorruption Court," the President said.
According to him, the partners from the European Union have assured: nothing threatens the visa-free regime.
As we reported, the Ukraine-EU summit took place on October 6. It was the first bilateral EU summit with a partner country, which took place in Brussels in the traditional "live" format since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.