Visegrad Four to support EU visa liberalization for Ukraine - Kuleba

Visegrad Four to support EU visa liberalization for Ukraine - KulebaThere are no obstacles to visa liberalization by the European Union for Ukraine, the European side is completing formalization and related procedures, Ukraine's Ambassador-at-Large Dmytro Kuleba said.

"There are neither objective nor subjective obstacles to this process, one should wait until all the necessary bureaucratic procedures have been completed in accordance with the EU rules," he told TV Channel 5 on Wednesday.

He also announced that at the meeting of the Visegrad Four foreign ministers, Ukraine had received assurances from those countries that their involvement in the visa liberalization process would be maximum.

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Commenting on the EU member states' plans to develop a mechanism to suspend the visa-free regime for all the countries where it works, Kuleba said that it was not Ukraine this mechanism was being created for and it had nothing to do with the alleged disruption of its visa liberalization plan.

"In fact, it goes about the creation of a mechanism which would allow, if the flow of people across European borders becomes a serious threat to the Schengen member countries, the suspension of visa-free travels for a certain period of time. It means that this is a temporary tool to manage migration flows," he explained.

He also stressed that the "it has been officially recognized at the EU's level that Ukraine poses no migration threat from the perspective of the visa-free regime, which operates under normal conditions."
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