Ukraine-EU: excessive migration, slow liberalization
The simplification of visa regulations with the EU remains one of the main items on the Ukrainian agenda. The recent complications in relations between the EU and Ukraine might have revealed the state of this issue. Some deputies have remarked that the embassies of certain EU member states have began to tighten visa requirements for Ukrainian citizens. However, the EU mission in Ukraine assures that there have been no additional visa requirements applied to Ukrainian citizens.
According to First Vice Prime-Minister Andriy Klyuev, the Ukrainian authorities are going to fulfill all of the main requirements of the EU-Ukraine Action Plan on visa liberalization in the near future. Ordinary Ukrainians, when denied visas, will most definitely doubt the sincerity of Europe’s supposed intention to protect Ukrainian democracy.