EU to suspend Russian tourist visa facilitation next week

The EU move falls short of an outright ban but would make getting travel documents significantly more complicated and expensive, Guardian reports.

The EU foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, said a ban would lack the necessary support. “I don’t think that to cut the relationship with the Russian civilian population will help and I don’t think that this idea will have the required unanimity,” he told Austria’s ORF TV on Sunday.

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