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Estonia will prohibit entry into its territory to Russian residents who’ve Schengen visas issued by this nation. Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu introduced the corresponding resolution of the federal government.
In response to Reinsalu, the related norm will come into pressure subsequent week. Exceptions will apply to shut relations of residents and holders of a residence allow in Estonia, diplomats and their members of the family, in addition to staff of transport firms.
On the similar time, entry might be doable with visas issued by different Schengen international locations. The Minister famous that now the federal government is learning the potential of a ban on entry for them.
It isn’t clear from Reinsalu’s assertion whether or not entry will solely be banned straight from Russia or from different Schengen international locations as effectively. The present Schengen laws require all states to make sure free motion inside the group for all folks holding legitimate visas issued by any of the international locations.
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- Many European international locations don’t challenge visas to Russians (and encourage their neighbors to do the identical), however they purchase gasoline from Russia. Is that this hypocrisy? What’s its political that means?
- Zelensky demanded that the West shut the borders for Russians – and despatched again those that managed to go away In Europe, many have lengthy wished Russian residents to not be given visas. However a complete ban is unlikely