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 EP to abolish visas for Ukrainians in July or early September, - Klympush-Tsyntsadze

If the European Parliament does not have time to abolish visa requirements for Ukraine in July, then the Ukrainian side will expect this decision to be taken in early September.

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsyntsadze said in Brussels on Wednesday, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

"If it should take place in the fall, it will be early September," she said.

Klympush-Tsyntsadze noted that the Ukrainian side understood the tight working schedule of the governing institutions of the EU responsible for making the decision on the abolition of visa requirements for Ukrainians.

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Commenting on statements by some experts that the decision may be taken no earlier than the end of the year, she stressed that it would be a big disappointment for Ukraine as it had clearly fulfilled all the criteria and commitments to the EU regarding visa liberalization.

The official also critically assessed the stance of some EU member states that had advanced the initiative to combine Ukraine, Georgia, Turkey, and Kosovo in their aspirations to visa liberalization.

"Each particular country must be assessed in accordance with its achievements in the implementation of the terms and conditions set forth to each country. We had a clear plan, and we have fulfilled all the criteria of this Visa Liberalization Action Plan," Deputy Prime Minister said.
 
 
 
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