The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko before the beginning of action of a visa-free regime between the country and the EU quoted poems of Russian classics Pushkin and Lermontov. This is the website of the President.
According to Poroshenko, the onset of action bezveza symbolizes the final break “with the Russian Empire and the Ukrainian democratic world — authoritarian “Russian world””. The President added that Ukrainians had achieved “freedom, which is not yet known”.
“The head of state quoted lines of the poem of the Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov: “farewell, unwashed Russia, country of slaves, the country gentlemen. And you, blue uniforms, and you, his faithful people””, — reports a press-service.
“He separately appealed to the Russians who in the conditions of rigid Imperial dictatorship find the courage to condemn Russian aggression against Ukraine, find the courage to demand democratic rights and freedoms and recalled the words of another poet Alexander Pushkin: “Comrade, believe, it will rise, captivating star of happiness, Russia vspryanet from sleep, and on the ruins of autocracy write your names”,” — said in a statement on the presidential website.
June 10, Poroshenko launched a countdown to the abolition of the visa regime.
A proposal to grant Ukraine visa-free regime with the EU was supported by the European Parliament in April. The document was also signed by the President of the European Parliament and a representative of the presidency of the European Union (Malta). The decision was published on 22 may.
After commencement of the agreement, citizens of Ukraine can stay in the Schengen area not exceeding 90 days within half a year. To work and study at the new EU rules do not apply.