Finland says EU curb on Russian visas ‘goes in the right direction’

By Thomson Reuters Aug 31, 2022 | 9:45 AM

HELSINKI (Reuters) – The European Union’s move to restrict travel visas for Russians due to Moscow’s war in Ukraine is a step “in the right direction” if implemented by member states, Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said on Wednesday.

Earlier, EU foreign ministers agreed to fully suspend a visa facilitation agreement with Russia, making it harder and more costly for Russian citizens to enter the EU, the bloc’s foreign policy chief Josep Borell said.

(Reporting by Anne Kauranen; Editing by Gareth Jones)