The head of the European Union's representation in Ukraine, Jan Tombinsky, advises the Ukrainian authorities to make less promises and more to do what is necessary to obtain the possibility of introducing a visa-free regime with the EU.
"The European Union has a very good principle: promise less, do more," noted Tombinsky.
The diplomat noted that Ukraine should be ready to report on the implementation of the second phase of visa liberalization in November, so that the European Union has time to study the results of its implementation of the necessary criteria.
He reminded that the Ukrainian side should send the results of the fulfillment of the necessary requirements to the European Commission, which will accept the report and send its assessment of Ukraine's fulfillment of these requirements for consideration by the EU ministers.
"On the basis of this report, the ministers of the European Union have the right to decide on the transition to the visa-free regime, or to leave the situation as it is today," he emphasized.
At the same time, he noted that it is impossible to talk about the extent to which the adopted draft laws in the first reading, which are necessary for the visa-free regime, correspond to EU directives and norms. "We need to talk about the laws that have already been approved. Those projects that were developed were developed with the involvement of experts from the European Union. They comply with directives and regulations, but what we need is the end result. The first reading is not enough to reach any conclusions," the ambassador explained.