Russia will introduce a visa regime with Ukraine in case of similar actions of Kiev. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, reports RIA Novosti.
“When we poured a stream of mud, when our artists, figures of culture, art declared persona non grata when you take a business Russian investors in Ukraine’s economy, when finally talking seriously about the introduction of the visa regime, do you think we have it all to swallow and not to reciprocate?” asked the Minister during his speech at the Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad.
Lavrov said that Moscow does not conduct any blacklists in Ukraine, except for isolated cases.
The question about the possibility of introducing a visa regime between Ukraine and Russia was raised in Kiev in may. Then the intention to mobilize MPs for the adoption of the resolution, said the faction “popular front” in the Verkhovna Rada. A few days later in the Ukrainian Parliament began public outreach for this reason.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, commenting on this topic noted that hypothetical reasoning in this case is hardly possible. “Let’s wait for the next round of Russophobic discussions,” he said.