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 No decision on postponement of visa-free regime for Ukraine taken yet, - Tombinski

The European Commission has not yet made the decision to postpone the consideration of granting Ukraine a visa-free regime until this fall.

Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Jan Tombinski told journalists, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

He said no decision, either on postponement or refusal, had yet been taken, commenting on the reports that Ukraine should not expect a positive decision on a visa-free regime with the EU, and that such a decision was not to be made earlier than this fall.

At the same time, the ambassador acknowledged that the European Commission is considering the possibility of introducing a special mechanism to respond to the threats that could emerge due to migration.

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According to Tombinski, major migration issues have been put together, including migration flows, new mechanisms of the European Union for protection from large migration flows, and visa-free regimes for Ukraine, Georgia, and Kosovo. The work on the issues continues on regular basis, he said.

The diplomat explains that at the moment it all depends on "our colleagues from Brussels."

As reported, the European Commission submitted legislative proposals to the EU Council and EP regarding cancellation of visa requirements for short trips to the Schengen area for Ukrainian citizens.

 
 
 
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