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Morawiecki demanded that the EU stop issuing visas to Russians

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. File photoPARIS, Aug 29Poland insists that the European Union should stop issuing visas to Russians, except for humanitarian ones, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said. Schengen visas will react extremely negatively, this will entail retaliatory measures and a counter-reaction.Visa ban for Russians won't get general support in the EU, says BorrellAfter meeting in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron, Morawiecki told reporters that lately “we have seen the families of famous Russian politicians having fun or relaxing on the beaches.” “Today is not the time to use money Russian tourists Today we must send a very strong signal to Russia, to all Russian citizens, that your activities are unacceptable and criminal, because whoever supports a crime is also committing a crime,” Morawiecki said. According to him, “Poland, together with Finland, together with the Baltic countries, is among those countries that signify our more decisive approach to blocking all visas for Russian citizens, with the exception of humanitarian visas.”The Czech Republic will propose to the EU to cancel the simplified visa regime for RussiansMoscow considers proposals to ban the issuance of Schengen visas to all Russian citizens as a manifestation of chauvinism, such statements by European politicians will not remain without consequences – “we will have to answer for them,” Ivan Nechaev, deputy director of the information and press department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said earlier. As Konstantin Kosachev, vice-speaker of the Federation Council, emphasized, the proposal to deprive Russians of the right to obtain Schengen visas is contrary to the EU's human rights obligations and the regulations of the union itself. Press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov noted that European countries unfriendly to Russia are imposing sanctions “to the point of unconsciousness”, the Kremlin hopes that over time “common sense will somehow manifest itself.” Russian Ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova called calls to ban all Russians from entering The State Department commented on the initiative to ban the issuance of visas Russians


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