14 August, 08:07 PM
Poland considers suspending its issuance of visas to Russian citizens
According to Wawrzyk, Poland supports expanding EU sanctions on Russia to include travel visas restrictions for Russian citizens. However, the official noted that some EU members don’t support this initiative.
“Major EU members, including Germany, France, and the Netherlands, remain opposed,” said Wawrzyk.
“Given their opposition..., Poland is working on a unilateral solution.”
“We can expect a decision on this in the coming weeks,” Wawrzyk concluded.
The official noted that Poland hasn’t been issuing tourist visas to Russians for several months now. Russian citizens are eligible only for work and transit visas, at Polish embassies and consulates.
So far, only Finland, Estonia, and Lithuania have officially backed Ukraine’s proposal for EU countries to bar Russian citizens from entry, taking steps to place restrictions on Russians travelling to these countries.