The Russian authorities introduced earlier this week that the nation is getting ready to use entry restrictions to arrivals from a number of international locations, together with these travelling from the European Union Member States.
The Minister of Overseas Affairs of Russia, Sergei Lavrov, mentioned on Monday, March 28, that the nation is growing a decree on retaliatory measures in response to the restrictive measures which were taken by a number of international locations in opposition to Russia, SchengenVisaInfo.com studies.
Though the Minister didn’t give any detailed clarification concerning the modifications that will be made, he famous that by way of this decree, they might introduce various restrictions.
Such an announcement follows the journey bans and different restrictive measures that carry on being imposed in opposition to Russian people and entities concerned within the navy aggression in opposition to Ukraine.
Because of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the vast majority of the world international locations determined to carry Russia accountable for the scenario and impose sanctions.
Bearing in mind the big variety of international locations that have been imposing sanctions on Russia, the latter’s authorities determined so as to add a number of international locations to the so-called ‘unfriendly’ checklist. This checklist presently contains all EU Members States, United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand, Australia, South Korea, and Japan, amongst others.
Entry to Russia has been restricted for fairly a while now because the Russian carriers have been banned from the EU, UK, and US airspace. Nonetheless, by this decree, entry to Russia will now be much more restricted. The Russian authorities have but to announce what sort of restrictions will apply to travellers from ‘unfriendly’ international locations and if any exemptions will apply.
International locations worldwide, particularly the EU Member States, have been actively updating the checklist of Russian individuals and entities in opposition to which restrictions apply.
The Council of the European Union revealed by way of its most up-to-date press launch that the EU now applies restrictive measures in opposition to 877 Russian nationals and 62 entities. The individuals and entities who’re a part of this checklist are topic to a journey ban, which implies that they a prohibited from coming into or transiting by way of the territory of the EU.
As well as, all individuals and entities which are a part of EU’s checklist are additionally topic to an asset freeze.
In line with the Council, the journey bans and asset freezes in opposition to tens of individuals and entities have been imposed as they’ve undermined and threatened the integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine.
“The aim of the sanctions is that President Putin stops this inhuman and senseless war,” Excessive Consultant for Overseas Affairs and Safety Coverage Josep Borrell mentioned, commenting on the measures which were launched till now.
Other than introducing sanctions, a number of EU international locations have additionally suspended golden visas for Russians.