Half of Ukrainians are opposed to the visa regime with Russia, the survey showed


RIA Novosti

Fifty percent of Ukrainians do not support the intention of Kiev to introduce a visa regime with Russia, according to published on Monday the results of a survey conducted by the sociological group “Rating”.

The respondents were asked whether they support the intention to introduce a visa regime with Russia. While 38% of respondents said they support, 12% were undecided. Do not support this idea 50%.

In a press release on the results of the study indicated that in recent months has increased slightly support the idea of introducing by Ukraine of the visa regime with Russia. Most of all for him were the people of the West, the villages, the people are young.

The survey was conducted in the period from 22 to 31 may, among the adult population in Ukraine. The survey polled 3 thousand people, the statistical error does not exceed 1.8%.

Earlier the faction of the coalition “people’s front” in the Ukrainian Parliament has urged MPs to consider the bill on the introduction of a visa regime with Russia. Later the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the representative of Kiev in the humanitarian sub-group on Donbass Irina Gerashchenko said that Kyiv should immediately introduce the regime of entry for citizens of Russia in Ukraine biometric passports.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that the Ministry is ready to carry out the necessary procedures for the introduction of a visa regime with Russia if such a decision is taken. The head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine supports the establishment of system of preliminary informing of citizens about the intention to visit Ukraine.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow will proceed from the principle of reciprocity in visa matters with Ukraine.