Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba assured that nothing threatens a visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union, as BBC News Ukraine reported.
“Nothing threatens the visa-free regime. There is an absolutely clear position of the president. Ukraine as the state, we are interested in the existence of strong, independent, anti-corruption bodies in Ukraine but during the time of their existence, there was not a single year that the life of these bodies was simple and calm,” Kuleba said.
Meanwhile, the EU concluded that Ukraine fulfills the terms necessary for the functioning of the visa-free regime properly. Such a position was announced during the meeting of Justice Minister of Ukraine Denys Malyuska with Vice President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová and European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders.
Moreover, according to Ukraine’s Representative to the EU, Ambassador Mykola Tochytsky, the parties discussed the implementation of the justice reforms, provision of the proper functioning of the anti-corruption bodies.
Earlier, the European Parliament stated the risk of cancelation of a visa-free regime due to the problematic selection of the head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (SAPO) as MEP and Deputy Head of the European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Association Committee Viola von Cramon stated.
Later, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell stated that there nothing that impedes the action of the EU-Ukraine visa-free regime.