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 EU fears migration stream due to conflict in Eastern Ukraine - Klimkin

The EU has fears of additional migration pressure from Ukraine.

As reported by Censor.NET citing TV channel "112 Ukraine", this was announced by Ukraine's Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin during hearings in the Parliament.

"Today, the EU has some concerns regarding the number of those who moved from Donetsk and Luhansk in recent months from the horror of terrorism; of those who are now in Ukraine; they have some concerns about additional migration pressure," Klimkin said.

"Of course, this is one of the most important issues, as the European Commission and European countries have no doubt that we will implement the entire block of reforms. But against the background of migration which in recent years came from many countries, including the Balkan region, we must prove that we are able to help everyone who suffered in Donetsk and Luhansk. And we must ensure that biometric passports are issued and operate solely on the basis of international law," the minister said.


As reported earlier, the EU Eastern Partnership summit will be held in Riga on May 21-22. President Poroshenko calls on Europe to support granting Ukraine visa-free regime at this meeting and to bring it into force on Jan. 1, 2016.

At the same time, the head of the European Commission in Ukraine Jan Tombinski said at the end of March that the EU would not make the decision on visa-free regime with Ukraine at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga.
 
 
 
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