Today, on July 9, Ukrainian President Poroshenko, in the framework of his participation in the 20th Ukraine-EU Summit in Brussels, will discuss with the leaders of the EU countries the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU, the prospects for strengthening assistance to Ukraine and sanctions against Russia.
“During the summit, the leaders of Ukraine and the EU will discuss the implementation of the Association Agreement, including the creation of an in-depth and comprehensive free trade zone, and the prospects for further deepening the sectoral integration of Ukraine in the digital market, the Energy Union, the customs, justice and internal affairs in the development of the President’s initiatives. Ukraine, presented on July 15, 2017, “- said on the website of the head of state on Monday.
In addition, an exchange of views “on ways to strengthen assistance to Ukraine from the EU towards reform implementation and issues of strengthening energy security” will be held.
Recall that in 2017, Ukraine has fulfilled only 41% of the obligations under the agreement on Euroassociation . This is stated in the government report, which was presented on February 23 at the conference Results of the Association Agreement implementation.
In May, the EU restricted entry for Ukrainian citizens . To enter the territory of the European Union will need to receive special paid permits.
On February 20, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Klimkin announced the possible cancellation of “visa-free travel” for Ukraine because of Ukraine ‘s failure to comply with the association requirements. In particular, the unsolved problem of corruption was noted. Note that in Ukraine, employees of the migration service trade biometric passports .
A week before, the European Union ambassador to Ukraine, Hug Mingarelli, said that at the moment there is no reason to cancel the visa-free visa introduced with Ukraine last year, but they may arise .
On February 13, it was reported that the number of Ukrainians traveling on a “visa-free regime” fell sharply.