The foreign Ministry of Ukraine said about the uselessness of the introduction of visas with Russia
KYIV, Aug 10 — RIA Novosti. The introduction of a visa regime with Russia will not bring results, the Director of the Department of policy and communications Ministry of Ukraine, Alexei Makeyev.
Previously, the newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to sources in the Parliament wrote that the Ukrainian Parliament may in the fall to consider the bill on the visa regime with Russia any additional restrictions for Russians at the border crossing. According to the newspaper, the initiative comes from several parties, a draft bill was prepared under the curtain of the spring session for further elaboration in the fall. Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow will proceed from the principle of reciprocity in visa matters with Kiev.
“Let’s simulate such a moment: any terrorist gets to the Ukrainian Embassy, provides the passport, explains the purpose of the visit, but the Ukrainian Consul — for example, in Rostov-na-Donu — does not recognize him as a terrorist. It is not his function is one of the special services. That is why I say that this tool is also not useful to our intelligence services: they have very different goals, they are looking for very different information,” said Makeev overnight in the Ukrainian TV channel ZIK.
The possible introduction of Ukraine of the visa regime with Russia will cost 56,7 — 76.5 million dollars, said the representative of the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko. The introduction of visas will be 2.5 million Ukrainians, if Russia retaliates, predict in the Ukrainian “Opposition bloc”.