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Zelenskyy: The EU should not be a 'supermarket', close the borders to the Russians

Zelenskyy: The EU should not be a 'supermarket', close the borders to

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on European Union states to ban visas for Russian citizens so the bloc does not become a "supermarket" open to anyone with the means to enter.

Zelenskyy said his proposal did not apply to Russians who needed help because their lives were at risk.

"There must be guarantees that Russian murderers or collaborators of state terror do not use Schengen visas," Zelenskyy said.

"Secondly, we must not destroy the very idea of ​​Europe, our common European values. Therefore, Europe should not turn into a supermarket where it is not important who enters and where the main thing is that people pay only for their goods", he added.

Zelenskyy's appeal has yet to gain support from key EU players. The European Commission has questioned the possibility of a complete ban.

Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic have already banned visas for most Russians, while Finland and Estonia recently asked the EU to do so together.


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