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Ukraine to introduce visa regime with Russia: security chief

Ukrainian acting President Oleksander Turchinov (L), Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk (R) and acting Defence Minister Ihor Tenyuk enter a hall to take part in a conference call with commanders of Ukrainian military units, located in Crimea, at the Defence Ministry headquarters in Kiev, March 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service)

KIEV: Ukraine's security chief said on Wednesday he had instructed the foreign ministry to introduce visas for Russians in response to the Kremlin's claim on its flashpoint Crimea peninsula.

"The foreign ministry has been instructed to introduce a visa regime with the Russian Federation," Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council chief Andriy Parubiy told a televised press conference

 

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