Rada chairman Parubiy wants tougher sanctions, visas for Russia

14:54, 03 October 2016
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Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy proposes debates on the possibility of introducing a visa regime with Russia and expanding sanctions against that country, according to an UNIAN correspondent.


Addressing the coordination board of factions' and committees' chairmen on Monday, he recalled that in early 2016, he tabled a draft resolution in parliament, calling on the Cabinet of Ministers to terminate an agreement between the governments of Ukraine and Russia on visa-free travel.

Read alsoTusk tells when EU plans to discuss prolongation of anti-Russian sanctions"Perhaps, today it makes sense to revisit the issue of the introduction of a visa regime with the Russian Federation," Parubiy said.

He also suggested "discussing the expansion of sanctions against Russia."

"It is within the Verkhovna Rada's authority, and I also think it would make sense that we could talk over the expansion of sanctions against Russia," he said.

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