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A visa-free regime with Kiev can become a headache for the EU

01:24, 12.12.2015
Ukraine is virtually bankrupt, it is also drawn into a direct military conflict in Donbass, said Andres Barrera, a professor at the University Complutense in Madrid. He pointed out that the EU and NATO can not admit as a member a country participating in an open military conflict. Madrid. The issue of possible introduction of a visa-free regime between the EU and Ukraine can become a heavy headache for Europe, said Andres Barrera, a professor at the University Complutense in Madrid.
‘If I were a member of the European Commission, I would think very seriously about the possible consequences of this decision (the introduction of a visa-free regime with Ukraine) for Europe. I believe that the Ukrainian problem can become a very heavy headache for Europe’
According to him, the European Commission has already been used to take decisions unfavourable to the interests of European citizens, such as the adoption of sanctions against Russia. Barrera also stated that the prospects for Ukraine in terms of social and economic factors are very bad.
‘The country is virtually bankrupt, it is also drawn into a direct military conflict which occurs in Donbass, and neither the EU nor NATO can admit into their ranks a country which is currently involved in an open military conflict’ 
Having signed the association agreement with EU in June last year, Ukraine keeps speaking about the desire to become a full member of the EU. The Ukrainian authorities expect to get a visa-free regime with the European Union in 2016. To achieve this goal, Kiev has, on Europe’s demand, to strengthen the fight against corruption, reform the border and bring identification documents to the European standards in the form of biometric ID card. http://ria.ru/world/20151202/1334195485.html