Poroshenko welcomed the EU Council decision on abolition of visa regime for citizens of Ukraine

Порошенко приветствовал решение Совета ЕС по отмене визового режима для граждан Украины

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko welcomed the EU Council decision on abolition of visa regime for citizens of Ukraine. He said this during a speech in Kharkiv region, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”.

“Yesterday, the EU Council gave us the green light… I thank all who believed”, – said Poroshenko.

We will remind, Council of the European Union on 2 March, agreed to the abolition of the visa regime for citizens of Ukraine.

The agreement provides for visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens when travelling in EU for a stay of 90 days within a 180-day period.

Note that on 28 February, the European Parliament and the EU Council agreed on a visa-free regime for Ukrainians. Now the agreement should confirm the relevant Committee of the European Parliament on March 9, followed by – EP at the plenary session, which will take place roughly 3-4 April. Final approval of visa-free regime for citizens of Ukraine to be held at the meeting of the EU Council on foreign Affairs on may 11.

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