Finnish PM Marin says EU should restrict issuance of tourist visas to Russians - Ukrainian news, Politics

Finnish PM Marin says EU should restrict issuance of tourist visas to Russians – Ukrainian news, Politics

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin believes that the European Union should limit the issuance of tourist visas to Russian citizens.

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“It is not right that while Russia is waging an aggressive and brutal war in Europe, Russians can live as if nothing had happened and travel to Europe as tourists. This is unfair,” she said in an interview. Yle.

According to her, this issue should be resolved at the pan-European level, but Finland is ready to act independently.

“It is clear that the Russians use Finland as a transit point, through us they go to other countries on vacation. We are discussing this issue in the government, and the discussion will continue. The Foreign Ministry is clarifying this situation, but certain legal aspects are associated with it. We do not have our own sanctions legislation “, which would allow limiting such actions on the part of Russian tourists. Perhaps there are other ways, for example, we can slow down the issuance of visas. That is, in fact, restrict entry, although formally it would be open,” she said.

  • On August 4, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto announced that Finland intends to tighten the visa regime with Russia.
  • In March 2022 Estonia suspended issuance of tourist visas to Russians until the end of the war in Ukraine. Also, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Latvia stopped issuing visas to all citizens of the Russian Federation.

See also: “They go to the Louvre, and in Ukraine they kill children.” Estonian Foreign Ministry urges EU not to issue visas to Russians

Andrey Vodyany

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Fuente: liga.net

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