Turchynov stands for snap visa regime with Russia

11:28, 01 June 2017
Politics
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Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov has spoken in favor of the introduction of a visa regime with Russia in the near future, TV Channel 112 Ukraine reports.

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"I think this issue is long overdue and it must be done as soon as possible. We'll have our way to Europe open, and we need to rebuild the frontiers in the east to safeguard civilization from Russian aggression, from the infiltration of hybrid, provocative technologies into the West," he said during a prayer gathering, TV Channel 112 Ukraine reported.

Read alsoUkraine's parliament mulling over visas with Russia - MPTurchynov forecasts there shouldn't be any difficulties with the occupied territories due to the introduction of the visa regime.

"I don't think it can affect the occupied territories because they are occupied, regardless of 'visa technologies' on the border that we control," he said.

Earlier, press secretary of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Mariana Betsa said that it was necessary to take into account political, legal and technical components when introducing a visa regime with Russia.

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