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 "I will do everything" for Ukrainians to travel visa-free, European Commission President Juncker says

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker supported the idea of visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens.

Juncker said when delivering his State of the Union speech to the European parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Euractiv.

Read more: Ukraine to get perspective of visa-free regime with EU soon, Poroshenko assures

According to the European Commission president, he "will do everything" to allow visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens.

Juncker also said that the EU does and must continue to support Ukraine president Poroshenko, as quoted by The Telegraph.

In reference to Russian military presence which is building up in some areas close to the EU's eastern borders, Juncker said Eastern member states -- notably Poland and the Baltics -- should rest assured that solidarity will apply if borders are in danger.

The main subject of the president's speech was relocation of 160,000 refugees from Syria and Libya in the EU countries. "We now need immediate action," Juncker said. "For if it is Syria and Libya people are fleeing from today, it could just as easily be Ukraine tomorrow," the president of the European Commission added, as quoted from the official press release.


 
 
 
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