European Union may temporarily stop issuing visas to Russians

Madrid authorities said they would be forced to suspend the issuance of visas to Russian citizens if Russia did not stop interfering in the situation in Ukraine.

“Spain is a member of the EU, we attended the Council of Foreign Ministers of the EU, where we talked about stopping preparations for the G8 summit. We agree with our European partners. The EU, in case there will be a surge in power, can stop temporarily issuing visas, and can also take certain sanctions. Spain approved this in the resolution, and it certainly bears obligations on these issues” said Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo after a conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

At the same time, the Spanish authorities hope that “the situation will return to normal” and the countries will continue their cooperation in the field of tourism.

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