In the Parliament told about the fate of the resolution on the closure of the border with the neighboring country
Profile Committee of the Verkhovna Rada in March 2016, supported the draft resolution on introduction of a visa regime with Russia.
This was stated by the head of the Committee on foreign Affairs Hanna hopko, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
She explained that the Ministry of foreign Affairs does not support this resolution because it “would complicate the procedure for travel of citizens of Ukraine in Russia”.
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“The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine at this stage does not support the proposed draft resolution, emphasizing that denunciation of the Agreement and the introduction of a visa regime with Russia:
– Projected complicate the procedure for travel of citizens of Ukraine in Russia, especially it will concern the elderly, children, will lead to increased social tensions …
– Will not significantly affect the strengthening of national security and the stabilization of the situation in the East of Ukraine, given the presence of uncontrolled sections of the state border of Ukraine;
– Must be preceded by mandatory preparatory period, because it requires a substantial increase in staffing of foreign diplomatic institutions of Ukraine in the Russian Federation, the increase in financing and logistics for processing of a significant number of visa petitions of citizens of the Russian Federation (for the year 2015 in Ukraine drove the 1.3 million citizens of the Russian Federation) and the issue of passports to citizens of Ukraine who are on the territory of the Russian Federation;
– Will lead to an active propaganda campaign of the Russian Federation,” said hopko.
At the same time, according to the head of the Committee, the state border service supports this resolution.
The Parliament proposed to introduce a visa regime with Russia and expand sanctions