Head of SBU: Ukrainian politicians should be disallowed from traveling to Russia

The head of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, proposed to legislatively prohibit visits to Russia by members of Parliament, politicians and public figures.

In answering journalists’ questions on Saturday in Kyiv regarding the decision to introduce biometric control of Russian citizens’ entry to Ukraine in 2018, Hrytsak said, "This will definitely help us in our work. I support the President’s initiative. I would go even further, I would introduce a legislative ban and criminal responsibility for visiting the aggressor country by members of Parliament, politicians and public figures."

On Saturday, the President signed an order introducing biometric controls for foreigners entering Ukraine effective 2018.

  Hrytsak, SBU, Russia, Ukraine