The proposal of the head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin to oblige the Russians to inform the authorities about your visit does not fit well into the existing international practice. This opinion was expressed by the Deputy of the state Duma from fraction “Fair Russia” Mikhail Emelyanov, reports RIA Novosti.
“The Ukrainian authorities in recent years, different extravagant proposals that do not fit in the international practice. This is one of them. I don’t know, somewhere in the world this system was used and worked,” — said the MP. “It is need a very complicated mechanism to work — notification, registration notice. This is some fantastic proposals,” he added.
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According to Emelyanova, the introduction of a visa regime between Ukraine and Russia is impossible at all desire of the Kiev authorities, as between the peoples retained close ties. “They need to think of something or something good to move away from this idea of introducing a visa regime, and they offer not very serious, not very elaborated proposals”, — said the Deputy.
Senator Sergei Tsekov called the idea of the Ukrainian authorities “not just stupid, but stupid on the verge of absurdity”. “It’s impossible to do simply because they want to. This idea is technically very difficult to implement. Also among the visitors to Ukraine citizens of Russia very many ethnic Ukrainians. In Ukraine, they were relatives, they come to their homeland,” he was quoted RT. Tsekov believes that this eventually will turn against the population.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, who put forward the idea demonstrates, in the opinion of the Senator, his failure as a politician. “He makes various statements that cause the irony in the country and abroad,” — said Tsekov.
Earlier June 12, Klimkin said that the visa regime becomes obsolete and is gradually receding into the past, however, Ukraine needs to control the entry of Russians into the country. In his opinion, this could be achieved by requiring visitors advance notice of arrival.