Finland declared its unwillingness to be a transit country for Russians
Date: 22 Sep 2022 Time: 01:47:36
Finnish Foreign Minister Haavisto announced his readiness to decide on visas for Russians.
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto announced that the country does not want to become a transit state for Russians. His words were broadcast by Yle Television Company.
“Finland does not want to be a transit country for Schengen visas issued by other states,” emphasized the head of the Finnish Foreign Ministry. According to him, at the moment the authorities are urgently deciding on tourist visas for Russians. “There is no moral or ethical basis for Russian tourists to go on vacation in this way,” he explained.
Earlier, Lithuanian SEMAS Defense and National Security Committee Chairman Laurinas Kasiunas said that Finland will not restrict the entry of Russians with valid Schengen visas, as the country awaits the final approval of the Lithuanian SEMAS membership protocol. NATO.
At the same time, Jussi Tanner, the head of the Finnish Foreign Ministry’s consular service, reported that the country’s authorities are closely monitoring the issuance of Schengen visas to Russian citizens of military age in connection with the partial demobilization announcement. in Russia.
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