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EU and Ukraine to Implement Visa-Free Travel Between the Two Regions

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(KIEV, Ukraine) -- While the 14th European Union-Ukraine summit took place Monday, EU President Herman Van Rompuy and Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych announced the Action Plan that will allow for short-term visa-free travel between European Union countries and Ukraine.

"I believe it is our joint achievement.  Finally, we are getting very close to waiving the visa barriers," Yanukovych said.

The Ukrainian president hopes to see the Action Plan implemented by the first half of 2011, but a draft of economic reforms in Ukraine for 2010-2014 recommends a goal introducing visa-free travel by the end of 2012.

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