“It should be an European-level decision that would simply abolish the validity of these visas and everyone would stop issuing them”
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis called on the European Union to take an unanimous decision on visa ban for Russian tourists.
“Ideally, it should be an European-level decision that would simply abolish the validity of these visas, and everyone would stop issuing them,” he told reporters before the cabinet’s meeting.
The minister’s comment was written after Tallinn decided to deny entry. However, Landsbergis said he doubted the effectiveness of such measures.
“A Russian citizen today can get a visa at the German consulate in any Russian city where there is a consulate and travel via Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania or Poland to wherever they want to go for a holiday,” he said.
This is why an EU-level decision is needed, according to the Lithuanian foreign minister.