The European Union has postponed granting Ukraine a visa-free regime due to the positions of individual member countries.
About it in interview to “observer” reported Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Konstantin Eliseev.
“The delay was because of the position of individual member countries, which is very difficult to cross the psychological barrier in the area of visa liberalization with one of the largest countries of Europe. Now I would speak only about France. Despite the fact that the French side perceives this fact sensitive, it must be admitted. I hope France won’t delay the technical procedure until the presidential election in April 2017,” – said Elisha.
According to him, we can confidently say that 2017 will be the year of the visa liberalization between Ukraine and the EU.
“However, I have always said, say and will say that we should shy away from specific time frames in order not to mislead the optimistic and not to give a new “food” for pessimists”, – concluded the Deputy head of AP.