So-called Russian vacationers shouldn’t be in a position to journey to the EU and Schengen nations. The Council of the EU should resolve to droop the vacationer visas already issued to the Russian residents and to cease issuing new ones.
The Russian regime waging a battle towards its neighbour can solely exist with the help of its personal individuals. Sustaining a felony regime comes at a value.
Moreover, this isn’t anymore solely Vladimir Putin’s regime battle towards Ukraine — however as an alternative an important a part of Russian society backs this battle.
It’s about time that even the wealthiest a part of the Russian society, ie primarily the residents of Moscow, St Petersburg and different massive cities, change into conscious that aggression towards one other nation has its value.
Till now, the inhabitants of Russia’s larger cities have largely been shielded from the battle, as a result of Russia recruits its troopers primarily from poor provincial areas.
A number of months in the past, Europe closed its skies for Russian flights with the thought of stopping the residents of warring Russia from touring to Europe.
It must also be understood that touring to Europe for a trip or purchasing is just not some type of a typical proper.
Residents of most nations on the planet won’t ever get a vacationer visa from the EU, despite the fact that their nation has by no means attacked any European nation.
Along with my European Parliament colleagues, we lately despatched a letter to the EU Fee president Ursula von der Leyen, Council president Charles Michel and to the Czech prime minister Petr Fiala, calling to droop the issuance of vacationer visas to Russian residents.
We emphasised that so long as Ukrainian residents are struggling the atrocities of Russia’s battle of aggression, Russian residents shouldn’t be welcome within the EU.
The ban on vacationer visas doesn’t have an effect on Russian residents who’re entitled to humanitarian visas. There are different choices for them.
On the similar time, it’s essential to develop sanctions on Russian residents who’re answerable for the battle in Ukraine and who help Kremlin’s aggressive insurance policies.
Whereas the EU has already taken restrictive measures towards plenty of Russians residents, the listing must be expanded to cowl the greater than 6,000 Russian nationals indicated by the Navalny Basis towards corruption.
These 6,000 Russian nationals have to be banned from coming into the EU and their belongings right here have to be frozen.
Russian residents will nonetheless be capable to journey although. Kyrgyzstan and Uganda have simply confirmed their nice friendship with Russia. Good locations for a seaside and purchasing vacation.
Nonetheless, the EU and Schengen shouldn’t be a purchasing and vacation vacation spot to the residents of the aggressor state Russia.