By the beginning of 2023, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation will agree on response measures to the introduction of a visa regime for citizens of the Russian Federation by the Kyiv authorities. This was reported Head of the Second Department of the CIS countries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Alexey Polishchuk.
According to him, the issue of introducing retaliatory measures will be resolved before the expiration of the current agreement.
“The issue of retaliatory measures is being worked out. The decision must be made before the expiration of the agreement, taking into account all these circumstances,” Polishchuk said in an interview with TASS.
The representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry added that Kyiv did everything in such a step towards “denunciation” to destroy family and friendly ties between Russians and Ukrainians.
Therefore, Polishchuk noted that the answer to Kyiv in this regard should not be a mirror image, and Russia will give it based on its own interests, humanitarian considerations, as well as family and other ties connecting citizens of the Russian Federation and Ukraine.