Russia to ban entry to citizens of “unfriendly country”

The government led by Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning new restrictions. This time against the citizens of a “unfriendly country”.

The news was confirmed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who said Sputnik, that a decision is being prepared with measures that would restrict entry to the country for citizens classified as “unfriendly”.

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, who announced what will be the restrictions on citizens / AP

It is a presidential decree that will collect actions related to the delivery of visas, which is a response to countries that have taken action against the invasion of Ukraine. Lavrov told the media:

The move will introduce a number of restrictions on entry into Russian territory. At the same time, in order to prevent threats to the life and health of third nationals and stateless persons residing on the territory of Ukraine, their entry and stay on the territory of Russia is facilitated.

In this way, people should have the possibility to return to their home country safely. It should be borne in mind that on March 4, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine asked the European Union, United States, United Kingdom and other countries to prohibit the issuance of tourist, study or business visas to citizens of Russia and Belarus. .

Likewise, Ukraine has been urged to prohibit individuals and legal entities from Russia and Belarus from opening accounts in the banks of the European Union, the United States and other countries.

The suspension of existing bank account services has been requested, while Ukraine’s president, Volodimir Zelensky, has requested “unlimited” military assistance from NATO against the Russian invasion.

Among the sanctions against Russia are the partial termination of the SWIFT system, immobilization of its Central Bank’s international reserves and, in the case of countries such as the United States, Canada, Britain and Australia, an embargo on oil imports. Russia.

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