04.Apr .2022 23:00

Putin imposes visa restrictions on citizens from 'unfriendly' countries

Putin imposes visa restrictions on citizens from 'unfriendly' countries
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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Monday introducing visa restrictions for citizens of countries that Moscow deems “unfriendly” in response to sanctions over Ukraine.

The decree, which comes into force on Monday, suspends Russia’s simplified visa issuance regime with some European Union countries as well as Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and Iceland.

It also ordered the Russian foreign ministry and other bodies to decide on introducing personal entry restrictions on “foreign citizens and stateless people who commit unfriendly actions against Russia, its citizens or its legal entities.”

It comes after the Russian government last month approved a list of unfriendly countries including United States, Canada, Britain, EU states and Ukraine, among others, NBC News reports.