Rapprochement with Europe through visa-free travel for Ukrainians will be a great motivation for citizens from the occupied territories of Donbass and Crimea to return to Ukraine. This opinion was expressed by President Petro Poroshenko in interview to television channel “1+1”, transfers “observer”.
According to him, this is the first important step of Ukraine to create conditions for Ukrainians in the occupied territories, so they wanted to go home.
“When we talk about the return of occupied territories through political and diplomatic means, it means creating conditions where the inhabitants would be interested to return to Ukraine and obtain Ukrainian passports. Living conditions in the occupied Donbas terrible,” – said the head of state.
Poroshenko said that the biometric passport and the possibility of free travel to Europe will be a great motivation for the population of Donbass and Crimea.
“Listen, I have to go home,” – said Poroshenko.
We will remind, yesterday the Council of the European Union approved the granting of a visa-free regime for Ukraine – it was the last of the European court, which had to make a decision on granting Ukraine the visa regime liberalization.