In the framework of the implementation of the visa regime liberalization programme
with the EU, the Government has decided on the allocation of UAH 50 million to
the State Migration Service to launch a citizen card system. Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, July
He recalled that the citizen card would function in parallel with the
internal passport: "But it is among the key conditions that the document which
confirms identity in Ukraine could meet the EU standards".
Arseniy Yatsenyuk also stressed that weekly the Government holds meetings
for the implementation of technical points of visa liberalization plan with
the European Union: "I demand specific action from all public
authorities to ensure distinct implementation of all the criteria.
Unfortunately, the number of criteria as compared to last year’s has increased
severalfold. The previous list and the one we have
today differ a lot. But we should fulfil our technical work".