Ukraine will join EU roaming zone

7 Sep 2022

Ukraine aims to join the European free mobile network roaming zone via a digital cooperation agreement signed this week at the eighth meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council in Brussels, a move which would allow travellers between Ukraine and the EU to access voice, text and mobile data services without additional charges. As reported by, Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced: ‘We signed the Digital Europe Program with a total budget of EUR7.5 billion [USD7.45 billion] that includes some very important digital technologies and also joining the roaming space in the EU.’

EU Commissioner for Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi stated: ‘We are exploring now sound options for associating Ukraine fully in our roaming area to enjoy the same lowered tariffs between Ukraine and the EU’, adding that if Ukraine’s telecoms market integrates with the EU it would be of benefit ‘not only for the markets but for the people to be able to maintain contact’.