The European Parliament voted for visa-free regime for Ukrainians
Citizens of Ukraine will be able to enter without visas to EU countries for up to 90 days in six months.
Moscow. April 6. INTERFAX.RU — members of the European Parliament at its plenary session in Strasbourg on Thursday voted in favour of the law granting the right of Ukrainians for visa-free travel to the EU for short stays.
The text of this document had previously been agreed informally with the EU Council. It is expected that the new law will come into force in early June.
Held the vote means that the Ukrainian biometric passports will be able to visit the EU for up to 90 days in six months with a tourist, professional or other purposes, but they do not have the right to work in the EU.
Before taking this decision, the EU institutions have upgraded the mechanism for suspending the visa-free regime to be able lightweight run if necessary.
In turn, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said: “Just received the news that 521 voice in the European Parliament “For” visa-free regime with Ukraine. I congratulate everybody who made the effort! And I congratulate you, the people of Ukraine, I congratulate you Ukraine”.
PP: 521 voice in the European Parliament for bestvi mode s with Ukraine!
— Petro Poroshenko (@Poroshenko) on 6 April 2017.