Josef Janning, head of the European Council on Foreign Relations, explains why an EU visa-free deal is so important for Ukrainians. He also talks about the current situation in Ukraine and the fight against corruption in the country.
The unofficial start of Ukraine's presidential race begins on August 24. After years of unrest, Ukrainians are clamoring for new politicians and appear ready to throw support behind their most famous rock star.
An EU bill allowing Ukrainians into the bloc for short stays without visas has been overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament. Amid the conflict with Russia, the deal is a show of closer EU-Ukraine ties.
The EU ambassador to Ukraine is preparing to party with friends on Sunday when visa-free travel between the bloc and Ukraine begins. DW's Christian Trippe spoke with the EU's Ukraine envoy about what comes next.
EU member states have approved visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens for travels of up to 90 days. The proposal will have to go to the European Parliament for approval.
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