Since the visa free travel for Ukrainians launched on June 11, more than 30,000 citizens entered the EU countries with biometric passports only.
Ukraine is seeking the best combination of mechanisms to enhance control at its border with the Russian Federation. The mechanisms should improve Ukraine's security and not harm Ukrainian citizens.
Members of the parliamentary faction Petro Poroshenko Bloc (PPB) have different opinions regarding introduction of visa regime with Russia.
Head of Ukraine's Security Service suggested a solution for Russian citizens to travel to Ukraine without visas.
Secretary of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov calls to implement visa regime with the Russian Federation as soon as possible.
Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of Crimean Tatars, leader of the Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Dzhemilev believes that it is necessary to introduce a visa regime with Russia for the national security reasons.
The European Parliament has endorsed the mechanism designed to suspend visa-free travel for nationals of the third countries.
The United States has stripped Oleh Liashko, leader of the Radical Party faction in the Verkhovna Rada, of his American visa.
Russia considers the non-issuance of visas to Crimean residents to be at odds with all sorts of international obligations.
The European Union has postponed granting Ukraine a visa-free regime because of the position of individual member states, including France.
The number of tourist visas issued to Ukrainian citizens by Germany so far is 80 percent higher than the previous year.
The European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) is offered to approve a proposal to add Ukraine to the list of third countries whose nationals are exempt from the requirement to obtain visas in order to cross the external borders of the member states.
European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Johannes Hahn said that the decision to grant Ukraine a visa-free travel is expected in October 2016.
During his official visit to Bulgaria, President Petro Poroshenko met with country's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko does not exclude that the EU Council may potentially not adopt granting the visa-free regime for Ukraine, although he sees no preconditions for non-granting Ukraine a visa-free travel by the European Union so far.