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More than 500 members of the European Parliament voted for visa liberalization for Ukraine during a session in Strasbourg on April 6, the latest stage in granting Ukrainians the ability to visit most EU countries without having to apply for visas.

Only a few more formalities remain. The decision is yet to be formally approved by the Council of Ministers and then published in EU’s Official Journal. The visa exemption will enter into force 20 days after publication in the EU Official Journal.

The EU and Ukraine are strategic partners for a safer, more stable and more prosperous Eastern Neighborhood, EU parliament rapporteur Mariya Gabriel said in an official press release on April 5.

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