The Minister of infrastructure Vladimir Omelian believes that Ukraine should introduce a visa regime with the Russian Federation and the so-called “black lists”, but a complete ban on the entry of Russians does not make sense. He declared it on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine”.
“I don’t think a complete ban on the entry makes sense (Russians in Ukraine – ed.). Definitely should introduce a visa regime. Definitely need to introduce greater control over movements in the border zone. Is the project “the Wall”. Should be “black lists”, of course. Moreover, they have been working for. These measures should be strengthened, because the killers who arrive from the territory of Russia, of course, acting on the orders of Putin and the Russian government, but they penetrate into the territory of Ukraine. Therefore, this risk is extremely high,” said Omeljan.
We will remind, recently the Secretary of the national security Council and defense Oleksandr Turchynov said that Russian citizens crossing the border with Ukraine will take the biometric data.
On June 6, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia will introduce a visa regime with Ukraine in response to similar actions of Kiev.
“When talking seriously about the introduction of the visa regime, do you think we need to swallow it all and not reciprocate?” he asked.
On the preparation of the introduction of a visa regime with the Russian Federation Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said on 22 December 2016. 30 December, the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy expressed hope that in 2017 the Parliament to agree to introduce visa regime with Russia.
June 1, the Ministry of justice stated that Ukraine is ready to introduce visa regime with the Russian Federation, but required a political decision.