The joint statement of mobile operators of Ukraine and the European Union continues to operate . Millions of Ukrainians who were forced to leave for EU countries will continue to be able to call their relatives at the prices of Ukrainian operators.
Currently, 22 European operators provide Ukrainians with free roaming. On the part of Ukraine, the statement is supported by 7 mobile and fixed operators.
At the same time, Ukrainian legislation is being prepared for integration into the EU free roaming zone. The next step is approval by the Council of the EU and adoption of the final decision.
“TOGETHER WITH THE REGULATOR, WE ARE CREATING A CONNECTION WITHOUT BORDERS BETWEEN UKRAINE AND THE EU,” THE MINISTRY OF DIGITAL AFFAIRS NOTES.
The EC called for all operators to join the agreement. At the same time, preparations for Ukraine’s integration into the EU roaming zone continued. In April 2023, the EU-Ukraine association committee approved a proposal for the country to join the EU roaming rules. The next step is the complete harmonization of Ukrainian legislation with European legislation, and then the adoption of a final decision by the Council of the EU.
Earlier, the European Commission proposed to include free roaming in the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine. In the future, Ukrainians in Europe will no longer have to pay any additional fees for using their mobile phones, just like EU travelers in Ukraine.