Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin states in his interview that Ukraine has not been promised any specific time limits of introduction of visa-free regime with the EU.
“Nobody has promised specific deadlines. We were told that we’ll get a visa-free regime as soon as we perform the second phase of the Action Plan to lift visa requirements, which Ukraine has promised to complete by the end of 2015,” said Pavlo Klimkin.
“About six months are necessary to implement it in technical terms,” noted Pavlo Klimkin.
Pavlo Klimkin underlines that if Ukraine manages to perform the second phase of the Action Plan to lift visa requirements, it will be able to get visa-free regime in 2016:
“If we implement the second phase – I am confident. Some people consider that the second phase can be completed earlier,” informed Pavlo Klimkin.
The crucial issue for the EU in this context is the fight against corruption in Ukraine:
“The EU believes that we will make the IDs, that we will reform the law enforcement agencies, but the crucial issue for them is the fight against corruption. That is, we need to demonstrate them that the National Anti-Corruption Bureau is operating efficiently,” said Pavlo Klimkin.