Russian Foreign Ministry: Russia will proceed from its own interests when responding to Finland’s decision on visas

“We will proceed from our own interests,” Grushko said, quoted by the TASS news agency. The diplomat noted that such bans are unfriendly steps on the part of the European Union. In his opinion, these actions are aimed at destroying cooperation in the humanitarian sphere. Earlier, Finland announced that it would not let Russian citizens … Read more

Hungary will continue to issue Schengen visas to Russians Hungary will continue to issue Schengen visas to Russians. This was announced by the country’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto. Budapest also does not agree to the imposition of EU sanctions against Russia in the nuclear and energy sectors. He made such a statement against the backdrop of a new package of anti-Russian sanctions being … Read more

Foreign Minister Lavrov at a meeting with a colleague from Egypt Shukri joked about American visas

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Egyptian colleague Sameh Shukri joked about issuing US visas, RIA Novosti reported on September 22. At the beginning of the meeting, Lavrov asked Shukri when he arrived in New York. “Sunday, but I had no problems with the visa,” Shukri … Read more

Estonia will suffer huge losses due to the abolition of visas for Russians The Estonian enterprises connected with service of the Russian tourists prepare to incur losses. This is due to the ban on entry into the republic for citizens of the Russian Federation. Igor Baranov, executive director of the Meresuu SPA complex, said that until 2014, the majority of visitors were Russians. He suggested that from … Read more

Two members of Lavrov’s delegation to the UN General Assembly did not receive US visas

Two out of ten members of the official delegation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the UN General Assembly (GA) were not issued US visas, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sept. 21 on Sputnik radio station. According to her, the Russian side expressed its claims. “Out of 10 members of the official … Read more

two members of the Lavrov delegation were denied US visas

In total, Lavrov’s delegation includes ten people. Only eight of them were able to obtain American visas. According to the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, the Russian side has already expressed claims in connection with the incident. .

Finland proposed to the EU to include tourist visas in the scope of sanctions against Russia

Tourist visas for Russian citizens should be subject to sanctions. This opinion is shared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, with a corresponding proposal, the department turned to the authorities of the European Union, writes RIA Novosti. In early September, the EU Council approved the suspension of the visa facilitation agreement with Russia … Read more

Minimal damage: political scientist Krutakov appreciated the ban on the entry of Russian citizens into the Baltic countries and Poland

Federal News Agency | Stepan Yatsko By violating its own rules, the European Union shows that it is no longer a single entity. Such an opinion in a conversation with the international editors FAN shared a political scientist, associate professor of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation Leonid Krutakov. The decision … Read more