In Russia, the introduction of a system of preliminary electronic registration for Russian citizens entering the Ukraine was called “the establishment of a visa regime”
Russia will take measures in response to tightening the rules of entry to Ukraine, “which can be considered a visa regime,” RIA Novosti on Monday first deputy head of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Franz Klintsevich.
“The introduction of a system of preliminary electronic registration for Russian citizens entering Ukraine or so-called biometric control is, in fact, the establishment of a visa regime between our countries, and its” packaging “is of no fundamental importance,” Klintsevich said.
He stressed that, judging by the latest statements, Kiev has already decided to introduce such measures, “and therefore our duty to warn – the reciprocal steps will necessarily follow.”
“This is very difficult to say, but they can to some extent affect the four million Ukrainians working in Russia,” the parliamentarian said. He did not rule out that one of them would have to “politely ask” to leave Russia: “Russia must first of all defend the interests of its citizens,” the legislator concluded.
Recall, July 10, NSDC Secretary Alexander Turchinov said that the Russians will be required to pre-register during trips to Ukraine.