The expectations of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, after the introduction of a visa-free regime with the European Union, the residents of Donbass and Crimea will try to return for the Ukrainian passports, evidence the lack of conscience and common sense. This view was expressed by Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev on his page in Facebook on Friday, may 12.
“Visa-free regime with the EU, apparently, finally knocked the remnants of conscience and common sense of the Petro Poroshenko. That is, for the inhabitants of the South-East of Ukraine, according to Poroshenko, an opportunity to travel to the EU for Ukrainian passports, exclusively for tourism purposes, it is vitally more important than the preservation of historically established social, cultural, economic and political ties with Russia,” wrote the Senator.
He also advised Poroshenko not to judge by yourself.
On 11 may the Council finally approved the decision on granting visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens. The signing of the document by the presidents of the European Parliament and of the Council scheduled for 17 may. It will then be published in the Official journal of the European Union and after 20 days will take effect.
The Ukrainian President, commenting on the EU decision, said that his country, receiving a visa-free regime, finally “issued your divorce with the Russian Empire.” Poroshenko also believes that the new regime of crossing the border creates conditions for the return of the inhabitants of the South-East of Ukraine and Crimea, said TASS.