KIEV (Sputnik) — The Ukrainian parliament was expected to pass EU-mandated laws ahead of a European Commission’s report on the fulfillment of the Visa Liberalization Action, due on December 15.
"I have just signed off on a package of so-called visa-free laws, and the ink is still wet," Poroshenko said, as cited on his official website. "We have met key requirements and are waiting for the EU decision on the outlook of a visa-free regime for Ukrainians."
Not all bills were eventually adopted, and some of them were waved through in the parliament with amendments.
In September 2014, the Ukrainian parliament ratified the Association Agreement with the European Union and pledged to adopt legislation to meet the benchmarks set in EU’s Visa Liberalization Action Plan for Ukraine.