Representatives of the European Parliament and of the Council of the EU approved the abolition of visas for Ukraine

Negotiators of the European Parliament and of the Council of the EU on Tuesday, 28 February, agreed on the abolition of the visa regime for Ukrainians. This is stated in a message posted Tuesday night on the official website of the European Parliament.

“Ukrainian citizens will be able to travel to the EU without a visa under informal agreements reached by the negotiators from Parliament and Council on Tuesday. After the entry into force of the amendments, holders of biometric passports can enter the EU for up to 90 days within a 180 day period for business, tourist or family trips”, — is spoken in the message.

It also stresses that the agreement must be approved by the relevant Committee of the European Parliament, then by the European Parliament. After the document will need approval by the EU Council.

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has commented on the decision taken by the negotiators of the decision, calling it “an important step towards the solution that takes so long in the Ukraine.” “It is now up to the EU Council and the European Parliament”, – wrote the Ukrainian President in his Twitter.