EU foreign ministers to discuss visa ban for Russians - Stefanchuk

EU foreign ministers to discuss visa ban for Russians - Stefanchuk

The foreign ministers of the EU countries are planning to discuss a visa ban for Russian citizens in late August.

According to Ukrinform, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Ruslan Stefanchuk said this in a Facebook post.

"When there is no collective 'yes' yet, but there is an individual position. One by one, the EU countries refuse to issue visas to Russians. And this does not require long and extensive discussions. Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Belgium are countries that do not hesitate to introduce restrictions and show the Russians that they are not welcome in Europe," Stefanchuk said.

According to him, everyone finally understood that living in a civilized world and promoting war are incompatible things.

Stefanchuk said that from now on, Russians will not be able to go on vacation to capitals around the world, "enjoy the benefits to which they contributed nothing, and carry their propaganda and praise their way of life."

"Welcome to the USSR, that's what you wanted, right? Now only for you: magical landscapes of 'Mukhosransk,' a picturesque sunrise in 'Zazhopynsk,' culinary wonders in 'Zadryshchensk' and unforgettable nights in 'Novo-@benyovo'," Stefanchuk wrote.

On August 4, the Latvian government suspended the acceptance of visa applications from Russian citizens. Visa applications will only be accepted in cases relating to funerals of close relatives.

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