Paruby hopes that in 2017, the Parliament will vote for visa regime with Russia

Парубий надеется, что в 2017 году Рада проголосует за визовый режим с Россией

The speaker of the Parliament Andrei Parubiy

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy paruby hopes that the decision to introduce visa regime with Russia in the next year. He said this in an interview to “UNIAN”.

He said that he is the author of the bill and, as Secretary of the national security Council, came out with this initiative.

“About how this issue was ready for the perception of a sessional hall, having a discussion. After some of the faction asked to postpone this decision, I suggested to the chairmen of the parliamentary factions and the foreign Ministry continue discussion and work on this issue, that worked out position on it. Because a negative vote on such an issue would be a big image blow to Ukraine. I am glad that now the debate continues. And now the foreign Minister said that allows for such a possibility. I hope that next year we will be able to agree on the introduction of visas with Russia. This question remains under my personal custody. I’m going to insist on it that he found support in a sessional hall”, – said the speaker of Parliament.

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Note that the Secretary of national security and defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov also advocated the introduction of a visa regime with Russia.