Klimkin told about the possible introduction of biometric visas for Russians

© AP Photo / Ronald ZakГлава the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin. Archival photoKlimkin told about the possible introduction of biometric visas for Russians© AP Photo / Ronald Zak

Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that the Russians may introduce biometric visas for entry to Ukraine. He told about it on air of TV channel «UA Kharkiv».

According to him, the system of biometric control on the border with Russia has shown its effectiveness.

«We are creating a data Bank, we understand that there may be manipulation, as you can see, a well-known history of poisoning Skipala — identity change, etc If there is biometric data, we know what kind of people are we talking about, and just document change will not help,» — said Klimkin.

He also added that the Russians may have to inform the Ukrainian authorities about their intention to come into the country, and, maybe, will have to submit an advance request for entry.

«It is possible that we need to look at their movement on the territory of Ukraine», — said Klimkin.

In addition, the foreign Minister said that if in the future such measures are not effective enough, that the Ukrainian authorities may introduce biometric visas for citizens of Russia.

«But the track is all, of course, quite difficult. But in the long term, how will it work, you need to analyze. Common visas with Russia won’t help us», — said Klimkin.

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