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The EU decided to suspend the visa facilitation agreement with Russia

On August 31, the EU suspended its visa facilitation agreement with Russia. Photo: slovoidilo.ua

On August 31, the EU suspended its visa facilitation agreement with Russia. Photo: slovoidilo.ua

Foreign ministers of EU member states agreed to completely suspend the visa facilitation agreement between the EU and Russia.

High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell wrote about it on his Twitter account.

Quote"We have seen a substantial increase of border crossings from Russia into neighboring states. This is becoming a security risk.
QuoteWe therefore agree today with EU Foreign Ministers on Full Suspension of the EU-Russia visa facilitation agreement," Borrel stated.

Context. Last week, Financial Times wrote that foreign ministers of EU member states could suspend the visa facilitation agreement with Russia.

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