Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko called the decision of the Ukrainian authorities to introduce a visa regime for Russians “another savagery”. “Another savagery, I can’t say otherwise,” she said in an interview with Pavel Zarubin in the Moscow. Kremlin. Putin program on the Rossiya 1 TV channel.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian Minister Oleg Nemchinov said that Zelensky would be presented with proposals to choose a country that would help Ukraine and represent its interests in Russia. Including visas, RIA Novosti notes.
“There are existing agreements with visa centers in the Russian Federation. Secondly, proposals will be submitted to the President of Ukraine in order to elect a country that will temporarily represent the interests of Ukraine in the Russian Federation. After this is done and a decision is made, the Foreign Ministry will additionally will inform both our citizens and citizens of the Russian Federation about the method of obtaining a visa, its cost,” Nemchinov said.
The visa regime will be introduced from July 1, 2022. The government of Ukraine approved this decision last Friday.