Poroshenko named the main achievement of Ukraine in 2017

Poroshenko named the main achievement of Ukraine in 2017

MOSCOW, 29 Dec — RIA Novosti. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the main national achievements in the past year were the introduction of a visa-free regime with EU countries and support from the West in the struggle for independence. This is stated in the message on the website of the Ukrainian leader.

The Ukrainian leader stressed the importance of continuing support from Western countries.

“The European Union has shown unity with us and extended sanctions against the Russian Federation, despite the fact that for them it is a tough decision. A manifestation of solidarity with Ukraine… for them is a priority because justice and truth with us,” said the Ukrainian leader.

In addition, the President attributed the achievements of the country continuation of the program of decentralization, judicial reform, and the construction or repair of 300 kilometers of roads.

Visa regime between the EU and Ukraine on June 11. Free access to 90 days within six months, are holders of biometric passports in the tourist, business and family purposes, but the right to work or study, such a regime does not. According to state frontier service, at the end of December bezveza have used only 4% of citizens traveling to EU countries.

Earlier, President Poroshenko said that the visa regime “Ukraine returns to its historic place in the European countries” and establishes “the divorce with the Russian Empire.”