22 September 2017
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Rada Speaker favors introduction of visa regime with Russia

Newly appointed Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy said he supported the introduction of a visa regime with Russia, Ukrainian news service TSN reported.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

"When I was Secretary of the National and Security Defense Council, I launched an initiative to introduce a visa regime with the Russian Federation. My position has not changed since… When we see an aggression on the part of any state, the relationships are terminated and suspended," Parubiy said on Ukrainian 1+1 TV Channel.

At this, Parubiy did not answer whether the issue of severance of diplomatic relations with Russia would be put to the vote.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs rejected a draft resolution on termination of diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation.

Putin to support deployment of OSCE's armed personnel on contact line in DonbasOn March 31, MP from the People's Front party, Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs Ihor Huz insisted on consideration of draft resolution (No.4221) on the severance of diplomatic relations with Russia by the Verkhovna Rada.

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