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Polish envoy: EU visas to be lifted for Ukraine in 2016

Poland is a consistent supporter of the EU visa-free regime for Ukrainians.

Polish envoy: EU visas to be lifted for Ukraine in 2016

Ambassador of Poland to Ukraine Henryk Litwin is convinced that the positive decision on the EU visa-free regime for Ukrainians will be made in the current year, the Interfax Ukraine has reported.

"I am sure that we will hear the final positive decision in 2016. It is difficult to say how long its implementation will take. But I hope that we will hear the decision in 2016 and we will put it into practice no later than in early 2017," Litwin told the journalists on 2 March in Kharkiv.

He also pointed out that Poland is a consistent supporter of the introduction of the EU visa-free regime for Ukrainians.

"We, in Poland, have always emphasized that we need open the border and introduce the visa-free regime with Ukraine. We know very well that there are no threats. It’s a benefit for both the European and Ukrainian sides," Henryk Litwin said.

The European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, is convinced that the Ukrainian parliament is to adopt "visa-free laws" now but not in future.