Nearly half of Ukrainians believe in free visa regime, a member of the SocioStream AG Ivan Kolodiy said this during a presentation of the results of sociological study “Socio-political Situation in Ukraine in April 2016”, Ukrinform reports.
“49% of respondents consider the introduction of the visa-free regime with the EU important, 25% – not important and 26% were undecided. Among those who consider the introduction of the visa-free regime important, 55% are going to move to the EU for a long time (35% are going to work there, 5% – to get education, 10% – to leave for permanent residence),” Kolodiy said.
The study was conducted on April 6-12, 2016.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said in an interview with Radio Liberty that Ukraine has done its “homework” for visa liberalization and now the EU has to fulfill its promises.
He noted that it had not been easy for Ukraine and Georgia to fulfill all the requirements for the visa-free regime, but both countries had coped with that.
“It is an endless process, nobody is perfect, but these states met the requirements. Now we should fulfill our part of the work, and, hopefully, they will get visa-free regime by summer,” Linkevičius stressed.
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