Introduction of Visa Regime With Russia to Be Disadvantageous for Ukraine - Kiev

© Sputnik / Alexandr Polegenko / Go to the mediabankCars at Jankoi border crossing point on Russia-Ukraine border
Cars at Jankoi border crossing point on Russia-Ukraine border - Sputnik International
The introduction of the visa regime with Moscow will have a negative impact on Kiev, as about three million of Ukrainians are residing in Russia, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said in an interview published on Friday.

This handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian presidential press-service shows President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker (R) and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko embracing prior their talks in Brussels on August 27, 2015. - Sputnik International
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KIEV (Sputnik) — On October 3, the speaker of Ukraine's parliament said that he wanted to renew debate on the visa regime introduction with Russia.

"If we cancel the visa free regime [with Russia], thousands of our people will be standing in queues at the border. It will be absolutely disadvantageous for us… Half of our nationals are considering Russia to be a brotherly and friendly country, and they continue traveling there," Prystaiko told the Ukrinform news agency.

In November, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said that Moscow would take a tit-for-tat measure if Kiev introduced visa travel.

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