11:29 09.04.2016

Dutch referendum outcome won't prevent Ukraine from receiving visa-free travel with EU

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Dutch referendum outcome won't prevent Ukraine from receiving visa-free travel with EU

The outcome of the recent referendum in the Netherlands on the ratification of the European Union-Ukraine association agreement, should not be an obstacle for Ukraine to be granted visa-free travel with the EU countries, says Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin.

"There are clear assurances [by European politicians] that visa-free travel is an absolutely separate way. And, if the European Commission gives the go-ahead - and the European Commission has already drawn up a relevant decision that Ukraine has fully complied with all of the requirements on its way toward visa-free travel - we are moving ahead toward visa-free travel," Klimkin said on Ukrainian television on Friday evening.

As reported, with reference to the Dutch referendum's preliminary results, that 61.1% of its participants voted against the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and 38.1% supported its ratification.

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