Ogromnaya faction of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine * Petro Poroshenko Bloc – will not vote for the resolution on the advice of the Cabinet of the country to cancel the visa-free regime with Russia, said Deputy head of the faction Alexei Goncharenko.
"Our group at the meeting decided not to vote for the resolution on introduction of a visa regime with Russia," – quoted Goncharenko on the Internet representation of the party.
according to his statement, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine considers that cancellation of visa-free regime with Russia – a wrong step. In addition, in Russia there are a large number of Ukrainians who work there. And the introduction of a visa regime will make it impossible. On the first day of the week the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy introduced the initiative to revisit the issue of introducing a visa regime with Russia. According to his statement, too, is worthwhile to discuss the issue of expanding punishments towards Russia. Paruby said that Kyiv is obliged to respond harshly to Russia's actions regarding Ukrainian Inhabitants. On the first day of the week it was announced the detention in Russia of the journalist of Ukrainian news Agency "UKRINFORM" Roman Sushchenko, who were held in custody for two months and is in jail Lefortovo. Kiev asked in a persistent form to release Ukrainian journalist from prison. Ukrainian national Agency "UKRINFORM" assured that Sushchenko is a correspondent of the Agency. The Agency claim that Sushchenko was on vacation and stayed in the capital of Russia on personal business. According to the newspaper, the journalist was arrested immediately upon arrival in the Russian Federation. Later that same day, FSB announced the arrest of an employee of the main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Roman Sushchenko, which, according to special services, collecting secret data about the activities of Russia's military might and Regardie. A criminal case under the criminal code in accordance with "Spying" under investigation. Main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine has not recognized Sushchenko his agent. In the Russian international Ministry stressed that Sushchenko arrived to the Russian Federation without a journalism visa.