Accessibility links

Breaking News

EU Commission To Propose Ukraine Visa Liberalization Next Month

Ukraine's President Calls EU Visa Liberalization A 'Win-Win'
please wait

No media source currently available

0:00 0:00:59 0:00

WATCH: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told RFE/RL in Brussels that Kyiv has completed the reforms needed to move forward on implementing visa-free travel to the European Union.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said Ukraine has carried out the necessary reforms for the EU to recommend next month that Ukrainian citizens be granted visa-free travel through the passport-free Schengen zone.

During a visit to Brussels on March 17, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko told RFE/RL that it was "very positive news."

"We fulfilled everything," Poroshenko told RFE/RL. "This is very positive news. This is a great achievement for Ukraine and I’m absolutely sure that this is a great achievement for the European Union because it is a win-win situation for both sides.”

"Ukraine, in the last days and hours, has undertaken huge reforms," said Juncker. "These steps...will allow us as the commission to make a proposal for visa liberalization in April."

Any proposal to allow Ukraine to enjoy visa-free travel within the Schengen zone will need to be approved by the European Parliament and the 28 EU member states.

  • 16x9 Image


    RFE/RL journalists report the news in 27 languages in 23 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established. We provide what many people cannot get locally: uncensored news, responsible discussion, and open debate.