KIEV, August 20 (Itar-Tass) — The Ukrainian leadership will do its best to introduce visa-free travel with the European Union, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich said.
In an article, “Twenty Years of Ukraine. Our Way is Just Beginning”, published in the Zerkalo Nedeli weekly on Saturday, Yanukovich said, “Our leadership will do everything possible to introduce visa-free travel with EU countries.”
At the same time, Yanukovich recalled that next year Ukraine and its strategic partner Poland would host Euro 2012. “This event will give one more chance to citizens of EU countries to travel to Ukraine. Ukrainians will be able to communicate to tourists and sport fans from EU countries,” the president said.
In his words, “Ukraine needs not only economic cooperation with the European Union. First of all the country needs the expansion of human contacts. The society and each citizen of the country need this.”
Yanukovich said he is hopeful, “Europe will understand Ukraine’s possibilities and restrictions and help its citizens exercise the right to free movement.”