Prime Minister Yatsenyuk did not rule the introduction of visa regime with Russia, but emphasized that he does not see the need for it – still the majority of “saboteurs” penetrate to Ukraine through illegal channels.
“I do not exclude the possibility of introducing a visa regime for Russian citizens, but now this is not necessary,” – said Yatsenyuk broadcast political talk show “Shuster.LIVE.”
The prime minister also said that now on the border with the Russian Federation operates a very strict control of its citizens crossing. “Now we have a very strict control. We will send back hundreds of Russian and other citizens who cross the border” – quoted Yatsenuk TASS. Prime Minister explained that in the Kiev airport “Borispol” in the main traffic lanes running a special group because of the actions which many Russians who come to Ukraine without a fixed goal, sent back, reports UNIAN .
Yatseniuk also devoted much attention to the project “The Wall”, calling the border fence the main task of the government. According to him, it will help to build a full-fledged border with Russia and make it impossible to supply weapons and entering the territory of Ukraine saboteurs.
Prime Minister pointed out that the arrangement of the Russian-Ukrainian border – one of the major steps for the establishment of a visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union. “We are committed to a visa-free regime with the EU, our European partners are waiting for a number of solutions, one of them – this arrangement of the border,” – said Yatsenyuk. In addition, he noted that the completion of the fortifications within the boundary of the project “The Wall” will also allow his country to facilitate the integration with NATO. “A state that does not control the border, can not be a member of the defensive unit,” – he stressed.
The Prime Minister added that the construction of fortifications and control systems on the border with Russia to Kiev to help international partners who are “on an irrevocable basis to allocate 500 million hryvnia (38.5 million dollars).” Half of this amount is received, but the authorities “a dime until you spend it,” said the head of the Cabinet. “The money we are going to send the purchase of a grid arrangement for” The Wall “at the Ukrainian producer, which we define after tender” – said Yatsenyuk.
Moscow may respond symmetrically in the case of the introduction of visas with Ukraine Russia. This opinion was expressed TASS chairman of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Leonid Slutsky. Earlier, State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin called the statement Yatsenuk “stupidity.” “This nonsense does not serve the objectives of development cooperation between our two countries”, – he said.
Ukraine repeatedly accused Moscow of aid to the separatists Donetsk and Luhansk “People’s Republic”, which supposedly comes from Russian weapons and volunteers. The authorities of the Russian Federation regularly rejected these accusations.