Russians denied entry into any EU nation ought to have their visas revoked altogether, Helsinki argues
Finland has known as on Brussels to additional limit entry to the EU for Russians. Any EU nations denying entry to a Russian individual also needs to have the means to forestall such an individual from getting into the bloc by means of one other EU member, Helsinki argued on Monday.
The EU ought to challenge a “advice” permitting its members to “both invalidate or revoke” the visa of any Russian citizen they deny entry at their border, the Finnish International Ministry stated in a letter it despatched to the EU Fee. A Schengen entry ban for a Russian individual in such a case may be an possibility, it added.
The measure is designed to “forestall the identical individual from attempting to enter the Schengen space by means of one other land border or air route,” the ministry stated in a press release, including that the details about an entry ban or a revoked visa added to the Schengen Data System (SIS) would permit different EU nations to disclaim such individuals entry as properly.
On Sunday, Finland additionally instructed together with vacationer visa restrictions into its record of anti-Russian sanctions at a gathering of EU overseas ministers, the assertion stated. “Finland considers it vital to take steps to realize a typical EU line relating to Russian visa restrictions,” it added.
The EU visa restrictions coverage in opposition to Russians was beforehand questioned by UN Secretary-Normal Antonio Guterres. Such a choice by the bloc “is probably not a good suggestion,” Guterres stated on Sunday, in line with the Russian RIA information company.
Earlier in September, the EU suspended a visa facilitation settlement with Russia. Some member states additionally stopped issuing vacationer and enterprise visas, whereas the three Baltic states and Poland introduced they’d deny entry to Russian residents with legitimate Schengen visas issued by different nations.