: Ukrainian Parliament's Speaker favours introduction of visa regime with Russia

11:41 Apr. 15, 2016

Ukrainian Parliament's Speaker favours introduction of visa regime with Russia

Andriy Parubiy during the Ukrainian Parliament's session in Kyiv, Ukraine, April 15, 2016 (UNIAN Photo)

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

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"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.

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

On 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.

Reporting by UNIAN

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