The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine said about the readiness to introduce a visa regime with Russia
The Ukrainian foreign Ministry is ready to introduce visa regime with Russia if such a decision is made. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin, reports “112. Ukraine”.
Klimkin also expressed the view that the introduction of visas is not enough and want tighter controls. “I believe that even the introduction of a visa regime in the context of control of who comes from Russia, we know very little. We have to introduce biometric passports, but then more and control of those who come”, he said.
Calls to introduce a visa regime with Russia has repeatedly sounded from the Ukrainian authorities. In October 2016 the proposal in Parliament by the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy. However, it was opposed by the largest faction “Block of Petro Poroshenko”.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov admitted the mirror response in case of introduction of a visa regime. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the visa regime with Russia will cause huge damage to Ukraine.
Now for crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border do not even need a passport.