Medvedchuk: the Russian Federation will take mirror measures, the introduction of visas

Медведчук: РФ примет зеркальные меры при введении виз

Ukraine will lose a significant source of cash inflows, the leader of the Ukrainian choice.

Russia, in the case of the introduction by Ukraine of the visa regime, will take ‘mirror’ measures, I am sure the leader of the public movement “the Ukrainian choice – the Right of the people” Viktor Medvedchuk.

“This will mean a blow to the millions of migrant workers annually leave the Ukraine to work in Russia”, – he said.

According to Medvedchuk, Ukraine will lose a major source of cash inflow. “According to the national Bank, in 2016, the remittances from Russia amounted to more than $935 million This amount is almost equal to the IMF tranche, for which was the site of many anti-people “reforms” and which should be returned with interest in the coming years,” he said.

Also a visa regime with Russia will significantly increase in Ukraine army of the unemployed and a burden on the state budget and reduce the lives of tens of thousands of families.

“Until recently, Kiev has enough common sense not to sacrifice the interests of the national economy in favor of political expediency. However, after the ban objectionable to the Russian media, websites and social networks, after the restriction of Russian-language broadcasting in television and radio, after attempts to ban UOC, it became obvious that russophobian sentiment in Ukrainian politics prevail over common sense”, – said Medvedchuk.

Note, Secretary of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov believes that Ukraine must quickly introduce a visa regime with Russia.