Kyiv authorities believe that European Union (EU) countries should issue visas to Russians only after they condemn in writing the conduct of a special operation in Ukraine. This was announced on Monday, July 25, by the permanent representative of Ukraine to the EU, Oleksiy Makeev, in an interview published on Monday with the European edition of the daily Politico.
“We insist that those Russians who support this genocidal war – and various polls show that 80 percent of Russians support the war – should not have access to the free world,” the ambassador said.
The publication also clarified that this initiative includes a mandatory questionnaire for Russian citizens applying for a visa.
In Kyiv, they believe that in the visa application form there should be a question for the applicant about the presence of war criminals in his family.
Makeev thinks that in this way it will be possible to “force the Russian population to be critical” of the special operation and “put pressure on the Russian government”.
Recently, Finland announced that there are no plans to stop issuing tourist visas to Russia.
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