Moscow calls a possible EU entry ban a “Nazi policy”

Moscow calls a possible EU entry ban a “Nazi policy”

Moscow Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu criticized proposals to ban Russians from entering the European Union across the EU as “Nazi policy”. “Today we still see a clear emergence of Nazi policies as the highest European tribunes actively promote the Russophobic idea of ​​banning all Russian citizens from entering EU countries,” Shoigu said today at the First International Anti-Fascist Congress near Moscow.

More and more countries are setting limits on freedom of travel and unilaterally restricting the issuance of Schengen visas to Russians. These include Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic. Finland wants to follow from September, Poland is considering a similar deal. Denmark is pushing for an EU solution and otherwise wants to act on its own.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on the West to ban Russians from entering the country. Shoigu criticized the fact that nationalist policies in Ukraine have been directed against everything Russian for years. This has become a threat to Russia’s security, he said, once again justifying the February 24 invasion of Ukraine.