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Lithuania's FM wants visa ban for anti-Putin Russians

Beijing News 15 Aug 2022
The three Baltic countries - Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia - have been known for their harsh policies towards Russia and were among the first nations to impose visa restrictions on Russian citizens in response to Moscow's military operation in Ukraine. They are now at the forefront of the call for an EU-wide visa ban.
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Lithuania wants EU visa ban for Russian opposition

Beijing News 15 Aug 2022
The three Baltic countries - Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia - have been known for their harsh policies towards Russia and were among the first nations to impose visa restrictions on Russian citizens in response to Moscow's military operation in Ukraine. They are now at the forefront of the call for an EU-wide visa ban.
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Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 173 of the invasion

The Guardian 15 Aug 2022
People’s silence approaches the level of complicity ... Countries throughout Europe have called for the EU to limit or block short-term Schengen visas for Russian citizens . Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and the Czech Republic all urged new restrictions. Poland is also considering restrictions for Russian tourist visas ....
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Baltic states urge EU visa ban for Russians

La Prensa Latina 14 Aug 2022
Riga/Berlin, Aug 14 (EFE).- Latvia and Estonia on Sunday called on the European Union to tighten travel restrictions on Russian nationals and stop granting them Schengen visas. Latvia’s president Egils Levits urged the EU to adopt the measures and spoke of revoking residence permits and visas already issued by his country.
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Poland reveals plan for EU-wide Russian visa ban

Russia Today 14 Aug 2022
Warsaw is currently developing a draft proposal that would allow the EU to refuse visas to Russian travelers, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Piotr Wawrzyk told the nation’s PAP news agency on Sunday ... Latvia stopped issuing visas to nearly all Russian citizens earlier this month, citing security concerns.
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‘The west doesn’t want Russians partying in the streets of Europe’: calls grow for a visa ban

The Observer 14 Aug 2022
Countries including Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Finland and the Czech Republic have called for the EU to limit or block short-term Schengen visas for Russians, in protest at their country’s invasion of Ukraine ... Countries such as Latvia, Estonia and Finland have seen an influx of ...
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Is it fair for the West to ban Russians?

The Spectator 13 Aug 2022
His idea is gathering momentum with Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the Czech Republic, who have already banned the issue of all kinds of visas to Russians. Other countries such as Belgium, Denmark, Malta, the Netherlands and Slovakia are refusing to give visas to most Russian citizens – with exceptions for family members, students and workers.
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Russia issues threats over ‘sponsor of terrorism’ label

The Mercury News 13 Aug 2022
side has been warned.” ... The Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have said that they will stop issuing tourist visas to Russians ... On Thursday, Latvia’s Parliament declared Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism” for its attacks on civilians in Ukraine, and encouraged other countries to make similar declarations. Related Articles. World News . ... .
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Russia accuses Latvia of 'Russophobia'

Anadolu Agency 12 Aug 2022
Russia on Thursday accused Latvia of Russophobia after the Baltic country's lawmakers declared it a "state sponsor of terrorism." ... Blaming Latvia of being in the service of “overseas masters,” the ... Latvia shares border with both Russia and Belarus.
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EU member state wants to send ‘straightforward signal’ to Russians

Russia Today 12 Aug 2022
“We are convinced as a government that halting visas for ordinary Russian citizens gives a very clear and straightforward signal to Russian society,” Lipavsky told Politico magazine on Thursday ... Latvia stopped issuing visas to nearly all Russians earlier this month, citing security concerns.
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EU presidency backs visa ban for Russians

Anadolu Agency 12 Aug 2022
The Czech Republic, which currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU, on Friday backed the proposal for an EU-wide visa ban for Russian citizens ... His remarks lend support to a push by Estonia, Latvia and Finland for all EU states to stop issuing tourist visas to Russians and prevent other means to circumvent the ban.
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Grave danger in Zaporizhzhia

The Manila Times 12 Aug 2022
United Nations, United States ... 'Cannot wait any longer' ... Earlier Thursday Washington also backed calls to establish a demilitarized zone around the plant ... Latvia has also urged all EU countries to ban tourist visas for Russian citizens and said the measure should be extended to Belarusians because of the Belarusian regime's support for the invasion.
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Giving Russians travel visas is a security risk the world can’t afford

New York Post 12 Aug 2022
While direct air and train links between Russia and the European Union have been severed, Russian citizens holding a valid Schengen visa can still enter the bloc by land through Finland, Estonia or Latvia ... Finland is among a small number of EU countries that continue to issue Russians tourist visas.
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Finland and Estonia leaders call for Russian visa ban amid Ukraine row

China Daily 12 Aug 2022
The leaders of Finland and Estonia have called on European Union countries to stop issuing tourist visas to Russian citizens while the conflict in Ukraine persists ... Currently, there is still a short-stay visa agreement in place between the EU and Russia, which has been partly suspended but not abandoned altogether.

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