"We have obtained the political decision on visa-free regime introduction. The European Commission clearly voiced that Ukraine had fulfilled its obligations. However, there are fears in the EU that a visa-free regime with Ukraine can lead to an increased migration risk since it is known that visa-free travel for other states is being considered simultaneously with the one for our country," the minister said.
He also added that the European Union has adopted a special mechanism, and as soon as it was agreed by the European Parliament, the way for a visa-free regime consideration would be open.
"I very much hope that the decision will not only be taken but also implemented this year - it will be either in October or September. This is a question of interaction between the European Parliament and the European Council. I want to assure you that there are no political reservations," the diplomat stressed.