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  • Statement by Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, on the decision of the Constitutional Court and its likely impact on the visa-free regime, relations with the EU and NATO
    Service of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, posted 29 October 2020 15:18

    A Visa-free travel regime with the EU will remain in place, as the Government of Ukraine takes all the needed measures in order to maintain the compliance with the requirements for the visa-free regime.

    There are certain forces inside the country which are interested to halt Ukraine's European and Euro-Atlantic integration, and at the same time to deprive Ukrainians of visa-free travels. I would like to assure everyone they will not succeed!

    The recent decisions of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine regarding the anti-corruption institutions and the circumstances in which those decisions were taken raise many questions and indignance. This is another signal that the judiciary reform currently being developed in cooperation with the Venice Commission, must be brought to a logical conclusion. Today, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is convening an urgent meeting of the National Security and Defense Council to resolve respective issues.

    Besides, the President has already stated that he would exercise his right of legislative initiative to restore the effective operation of the electronic declaration system and liability for violations of anti-corruption legislation. For its part, the Government is also taking measures that would prevent the halt of the reforms process, including those that are the basis for the  European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine.

    And this course of Ukraine towards the EU and NATO is irreversible, inevitable and enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine.