First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Valeriy Khoroshkovsky told this journalists in Brussels, UKRINFORM reports.
“When we speak about biometric passports, both business and political interests collide. On the whole, I consider that there are not many opponents to introduction of biometric passports. The problem is how it should be: whether there is an alternative to the need of introducing biometric passports only for foreign trips or inside the country too. Those are discussions which did not allow adopting this law now,” the First Vice Premier noted.
At the same time, Khoroshkovsky expressed conviction that in the nearest future all controversies will be solved and Ukraine will be able to move ahead on the way to the EU integration.
As reported, introduction of documents with owners' biometric data for trips of Ukrainian citizens abroad is a requirement of the Action Plan for liberalization of the visa regime for Ukraine by the European Union. President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych imposed a veto on the Law “On Documents Certifying the Identity and Confirming Ukrainian Citizenship,” adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on September 23, 2011.
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