Tuesday, September 27, 2022

They analyze the ban on entry of Russians into Europe: “Travel is a privilege, not a human right”.

Copenhagen.- Leader of Estonia and Finland They want EU member states Stop authorizing tourist visas to Russian citizens and said their holidays in Europe should be bannedA resolution promoted by the Ukrainian president on Monday Volodymyr Zelensky.

Estonian Prime Minister, echo in fishposted on his Twitter account today that “Touring Europe is a privilege, not a human right” and that “Now it’s time to end tourism from Russia.”

On Monday, his Finnish counterpart, sana marin, Told to the Finnish channel YLE that “it is not right that when Russia is waging an aggressive war, a brutal war of aggression in Europe, Russians can live a normal life, travel to Europe, become a tourist,

Estonia and Finland They share a border with Russia and are a member of the European Union., which banned air traffic from Russia after the invasion of Ukraine. But Russians can still travel by land to both countries and then take flights to other European destinations.

On Monday, Zelensky said in an interview Washington Post what “The most important restriction is the closure of bordersBecause the Russians are taking land from others”, and assured that the citizens of Russia “should live in their own world until they change their philosophy”.

Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin speaks with Estonia's Prime Minister Kaja Kailas during a panel discussion at an Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels on December 15, 2021.
Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin speaks with Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kailas during a panel discussion at an Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels on December 15, 2021.Geert Vanden Wijngart – Poole Associated Press

While NATO partners have imposed a number of sanctions against the Kremlin since the invasion of Ukraine began on 24 February, For Zelensky they are “weak” compared to the closing of borders to Russian citizens for a year and a total ban on Russian energy purchases.

Russian airlines have been banned from flying into Europe and the United States, a deterrent to Russian tourism. But YLE reported last week that Russian companies have started offering car travel from St. Petersburg to Helsinki and Lappeenranta airports in Finland, which have direct links to various European locations. Russia’s second largest city is located about 300 kilometers from the Finnish capital.

In addition, the Russians They continue to have the freedom to apply for tourist visas with which they can secure their entry into the United States, for example, Visas issued by Finland are valid in almost the entire European passport-free travel zone, known as the Schengen zone, which is a grouping of 26 countries: 22 EU countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Normally, people and goods move freely between these countries without border controls.

Following the comments, some critics objected that all Russians were banned from entering the European Union. It would unfairly punish those who fled Russia and those who oppose Putin’s war.

This photo taken and released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service shows President Volodymyr Zelensky attending the ceremony of awarding orders and other state awards to soldiers and family members of martyred soldiers in Kyiv on August 7, 2022.  Ukrainian Air Force.
This photo taken and released by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Service shows President Volodymyr Zelensky attending the ceremony of awarding orders and other state awards to soldiers and family members of martyred soldiers in Kyiv on August 7, 2022. Ukrainian Air Force.STR – Ukrainian President Press Ser

However, Zelensky also objected, saying that “Any kind of Russian … let him go to Russia.”

“They will understand,” said the president of Ukraine, quoted by US media. “They will say: ‘It’ [guerra] It has nothing to do with us. You can’t hold the entire population responsible, can you?’ Yes you can. The people have elected this government and they are not fighting it, arguing with it or shouting at it.”

And he addressed the Russians and said: “Don’t you want this separation? They are asking the whole world to live by their own rules. So go live there. That’s the only way to impress Putin,

There are already some EU countries, such as Latviawho do not issue views to Russian citizens since the start of the war.

“I think that in future meetings of the European Council, this issue will be taken up even more strongly. My personal opinion is that tourism should be banned”, Marin told Finnish television.

According to the Finnish channel, the issue will be addressed at an informal meeting of the Union foreign ministers on 31 August.

Associated Press agency and Washington Post

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