Ukraine to discuss visa liberalisation with UK and consider biometric visa regime for Russia

    Ukraine‘s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin stated Ukraine plans to resume discussions on visa liberalisation with the UK in Oct-2018 as the visa free regime provided as part of an agreement with the EU does not extend to the UK (Ukrinform/ICTV/news.ru, 03/04-Sep-2018). Mr Klimkin said: “We expect a certain progress in this direction. However, conclusion of an agreement on simplified regime is unlikely to be a matter of one or two years”. Mr Klimkin also proposed to introduce a biometric visa regime for the citizens of Russia to enhance monitoring of border entry.