Currency converter
All news
News Search Topics
Use filter
You can filter your feed,
by choosing only interesting

EU unlikely to abolish visas for Ukrainians soon — Russian envoy

July 04, 2016, 14:39 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The Russian EU's envoy says the union is affected by the migrant crisis which could be aggravated by visa-free travel with any country

1 pages in this article
© AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

MOSCOW, July 4. /TASS/. Kiev can hardly expect the European Union to introduce visa-free travel with Ukraine in the near future, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told the Moscow-Brussels video linkup on Monday.

"Firstly, the EU does not think so (that Ukraine has complied with all conditions for visa-free travel - TASS)," the diplomat noted. "Secondly, the overall situation in the EU affected, first and foremost, by the migrant crisis is not in favor of visa-free travel with anyone."

"Now there are three countries in relation to which the European Union has certain political commitments. These are Georgia, Ukraine and Turkey. In all fairness, it should be said that Georgia has made the biggest progress in terms of meeting the criteria, but it was told to wait for the time being too, so this is not a question of the near future," Chizhov said.

Show more
In other media
Partner News