Ukraine Hopes For Visa-Free Travel To EU Soon

KIEV, Ukraine -- Ukraine hopes the visa regime with the European Union will be canceled in the near future, Foreign Minister Petro Poroshenko said.

"The visa issue is a very painful one for Ukraine. First of all, because Ukraine is a democratic country; second, we have had no visas for European citizens for almost five years," Poroshenko said Tuesday at a meeting with the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

"Third, Ukraine has a visa-free regime with neighboring countries," he said.

Poroshenko said Ukraine needs to solve a number of problems for visa regulations to be canceled, in particular, improve its migration and passport systems.

"If we manage to do so within a short period, we will have a visa-free regime with the EU," he said.

Source: RIA Novosti