Sands: the response of the Russian Federation in Kyiv’s introduction of visas for Russians yet


SOCHI, may 22. /TASS/. Russia has not yet made a decision on how to react in case of the introduction of Ukraine visas for Russians. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov recalled in this regard that most often the principle of reciprocity.

“I wouldn’t want to talk hypothetically, but the introduction or the abolition of visas, as a rule, is carried out on the basis of reciprocity, although, I repeat, that so far no decision, no clear vision,” he said. “Always, all are guided primarily by the principle of reciprocity in this area”, – said Peskov, reiterating that “no decision has yet been taken”.

Peskov said that while the decision in Kiev on the introduction of visas for Russians is not accepted. “Hypothetical reasoning is unlikely in this case possible and appropriate,” he said. “Let’s wait for the next round in such Russophobic discussions,” said the spokesman. “You know that this issue has repeatedly tried to put on the agenda, but each time lacked some remnants of sobriety, not to consider this question; let’s see what will happen this time,” he said

Sands gave his assessment of the discussed decision on introduction of visas. “This is again one of those “freeze ears to spite of the grandmother”, nothing more,” he said. “How such a move might hurt the interests of the Ukrainians themselves, it would be difficult to overestimate the negative effect for the citizens of Ukraine”, – said the press Secretary.

Earlier, the parliamentary faction “people’s front”, whose leader is former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk with a request to the Parliament to consider this week bills, including the introduction of a visa regime with Russia. The relevant proposal was voiced today during the conciliation Board in Parliament, the leader of the faction Maxim Bourbaki.

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