Britain will reportedly not introduce visa-free travel between the UK and Ukraine after leaving the European Union.

UNIAN reports Melinda Simmons, British Ambassador to Ukraine, explained during a morning TV show, Snidanok z 1+1, that it is not a political issue, but simply a matter of border security.

According to her, after the UK leaves the EU, the visa travel rules for Ukrainians will remain the same; Ukrainians will need a visa to travel to the UK.

Simmons added that Britain will not open a visa centre in the Ukraine. Decisions on issuing visas to Ukrainian citizens will have to be taken at a regional visa centre in Warsaw, Poland.

The ambassador added that, according to statistics, Ukrainians get 98% of British visas on time.

According to UNIAN, Simmons said the embassy will work with the UK Visa Application Centre so that people get visas on time.

Last week Keesing Platform reported that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky introduced a temporary visa-free travel regime for UK citizens.

Britain left the EU on 31 January 2020. A transition period will continue until the end of 2020.

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