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"From June 11, we will actually have an opportunity to visit Europe, using biometric passports. And why not do the same with citizens of the Russian Federation, for example, who could travel here with similar documents," he said on TV Channel 112 Ukraine.

Read alsoTurchynov stands for snap visa regime with Russia"On the one hand, ordinary Russians are not to blame for anything. This is the guilt of the political leaders and ideologists of the Moscow [propaganda] machine who have driven a wedge between our friendly nations, and it is very difficult to forget this. There are already military encounters, bloodshed, deaths and many other things that divide, not unite. But I think that such a measure could be adopted at this stage," Hrytsak said.

As UNIAN reported, Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin on December 22, 2016, announced preparations for the introduction of a visa regime with Russia.

On December 30, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy said he hoped that the parliament would be able to come to an agreement on the introduction of visas with Russia from 2017.