More than 20 million Ukrainian nationals crossed the EU border over the year that passed since liberalization of travel requirements which is 2.3 million more than in 2016.
The European Commission will assess Ukraine's fulfillment of visa-free travel requirements by the end of 2017.
As of Aug. 4, 2017, more than 162,000 Ukrainian citizens entered the countries of the European Union without visas.
Since the visa free travel for Ukrainians launched on June 11, more than 30,000 citizens entered the EU countries with biometric passports only.
As of June 19, 2017, more than half a million Ukrainian citizens entered EU countries since the visa-free travel was implemented on June 11.
As of Tuesday morning, 2,910 citizens of Ukraine benefited from the newly implemented visa-free regime between Ukraine and the EU member countries to enter the EU area since its coming into effect on June 11.
As the visa-free travel for Ukrainians into EU countries entered into force, Ukraine is having more arguments to become an EU member.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini released an address on the day when visa-free travel for Ukrainians into EU came into force, June 11.
The EU decision to waive visas for Ukrainian citizens will be published in the EP’s official journal in the coming days.
The EU’s visa waiver program for Ukrainian citizens will become operational on the night of June 11.
The residents of the occupied Ukrainian regions who have received passports of the Russian Federation or the so-called “DPR”/"LPR" will not be able to travel to the EU without visas.
A press conference will be held at the Presidential Administration on the occasion of Europe Day and granting Ukraine the visa-free regime with the European Union.
Head of the Delegation of the European Union in Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli has congratulated Ukrainians on visa liberalization with the EU.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that upon being granted the visa-free travel, Ukraine finally left Russia and returned home in Europe.
The European Union will most likely adopt introduction of the visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens before May 18.
On the occasion of European Parliament's approval of visa waiver for Ukraine, President Petro Poroshenko addressed the Ukrainians in a speech.