Hungary Refused to Ban Issuing Schengen Visas to Russians

Hungarian Foreign Minister, Peter Szijjarto, said on Wednesday that he does not support plans to introduce a ban on the issuance of Schengen visas for Russian citizens. 

Picture: Hungarian Consulate General in St. Petersburg

“We agree with the position of the German Chancellor and do not plan to introduce any restrictions,” he wrote on his page in Facebook.

As specified, Germany, along with Greece and Cyprus, last week expressed disagreement with the calls of several other EU countries to ban the issuance of visas to Russians. Earlier, the possibility of a ban on the issuance of Schengen visas to Russia’s residents was discussed in Estonia, Finland, Latvia, and Lithuania. German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, said he did not support the idea, stating that “the Russian people should not be blamed.”

It is expected that at the end of August, the foreign ministers of the EU countries will discuss this problem at a meeting in Prague.

Ru-Main, 24.08.2022
Source: Interfax 

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