The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said that the European Union will ease the visa regime with Ukraine in the coming days.
"In a few days, we will announce an agreement on simplifying the visa regime with our Ukrainian friends," the head of EU diplomacy said at a meeting of the Security Council.
According to her, the EU “supports Eastern partners, strengthens their economies and state bodies, their resilience."
In addition, Mogherini added that the EU "will continue to work to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine," because when violations of the Minsk agreements occur "we are all less protected." She stressed that "international rules" imply territorial integrity and inviolability of borders.
"Therefore, we do not recognize and will not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. We will continue to work to put an end to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with full implementation of the Minsk agreements. When such violations occur, we are all less protected," Mogherini said.
The EU Council is expected to approve the liberalization of the visa regime on May 11. After that, it will be published in the Official Journal of the EU and will come into force 20 days later.