The Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki. Archive photo
Poland insists that the EU should stop issuing visas to Russians, except for humanitarian, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
The Kremlin said earlier that Russia in case of refusal of the Russians in the Schengen visas will react negatively, it will cause a response and contractio.
After meeting in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron Morawiecki told reporters that in recent years “saw the family of the famous Russian politicians have fun or relax on the beaches.”
“Now is not the time to use the money of Russian tourists. Today we have to send a very strong signal to Russia, all Russian citizens, that your work is unacceptable and criminal, as someone who supports the offence also commits an offence,” said Morawiecki. According to him, “Poland, along with Finland, along with the Baltic States is among the countries that represent our more aggressive approach to the freezing of all visas for Russian citizens, with the exception of humanitarian visas.”
Moscow believes the manifestation of chauvinism proposal to prohibit the issuance of Schengen visas for all citizens, such statements by European politicians will not remain without consequences, “will have to answer for them”, said earlier the Deputy Director of the Department of information and press of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Ivan Nechaev. As pointed out by Vice-speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev, the proposal to deprive the Russians of the right to obtain Schengen visas is contrary to the obligations of the EU in the field of human rights and legal acts of the Union. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that unfriendly to Russia, Europe to impose sanctions “like crazy”, the Kremlin hopes that over time, the “common sense will manifest.”
The Ombudsman of the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova called calls to ban all Russians from entering the Schengen countries, nationalism, discrimination, and violation of the principles of freedom of movement enshrined in international legal instruments.