Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk has instructed the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine to complete
its work on the implementation of technical options to facilitate a visa-free
regime with the EU by September. He appealed to all executive authorities
"not to give any technical chance to say that Ukraine has not fulfilled something
on the issue of the introduction of the visa-free regime." The Head of
Government said at a meeting of the Collegium of the Ministry of Justice of
Ukraine on Monday, 22 June.
has noted the volume of technical parameters that Ukraine must complete regarding facilitation
of the visa-free regime with the EU "has substantially increased over the
past 12 months."
The Ministry of
Justice is responsible for the country's implementation of a number of these
parameters, in particular as regards identification of persons and combing the
databases between the State Fiscal Service, the Ministry of Justice, Ministry
of Interior, as well as the creation of an ad-hoc office to search for assets not
just of former officials, but the current ones: "It is necessary that
everyone know that this office will work against any corruption, which exists in
the system of power."
Minister asked the Ministry of Justice to complete the relevant work within the
shortest period of time possible, by September.
He also urged all
public bodies "not to give any technical chance to say that Ukraine has
not fulfilled something on the issue of the introduction of the visa-free
regime", "All central authorities are performing all the items, and I
am convinced that our European friends will take the appropriate decision after
evaluating and monitoring all criteria for the visa-free regime carried out by
"We won our visa-free
regime on Maidan, as Ukraine was really struggling and fighting for European
values and Europe. Our people died flying European flags for
democracy, freedom and the right to make Ukraine part of the European Union.
And it will surely become part of the EU if we continue further changes and
reforms. If our people feel the changes that affect their daily lives – it is
the best barometer of reforms," Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.