The Ukraine crisis may end with 5 million Ukrainians applying for Russian citizenship. The Ukrainian FM, Pavlo Klimkin has acknowledged that the introduction of a visa regime with Russia would create problems for Ukrainians.
Opinion polling from late month found that 51% of the Ukrainians were opposed to a visa regime with eastern neighbor, with only 33% saying they were in favor. The junta dictatorship in Kiev announced that it would be introducing biometric control for all foreigners traveling to Ukraine.
Russian officials have responded to Kiev’s decision, saying that Moscow regrets the move, and sees the policy of severing contacts with Russia as an attempt to build a new “Berlin Wall”.
Sputnik / AA-Magnum-News 2017.