“We see another clear manifestation of Nazi policy, when high-ranking European politicians promote the Russophobic idea of not allowing Russian citizens into EU countries,” said S. Shoigu.
In response to the war caused by Russia in Ukraine, EU members Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic took unilateral measures, according to which they began to limit the issuance of visas to Russian citizens. Finland will take a similar step in September, while Poland and Denmark are also considering such measures. The corresponding policy is not supported by Germany, which argues that innocent people should not be punished for the actions of the Kremlin.
On Saturday, S. Shoigu also tried once again to justify Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The minister claimed that the Ukrainian leadership has been using a “nationalist policy” that has been targeting Russian culture in the country for many years, which allegedly threatens Russia’s national security. According to S. Shoigu, the threat to Russia was also caused by Kyiv’s expressed determination to join NATO. What’s more, the Ukrainian authorities in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk have been “carrying out terrible crimes against civilians for eight years.”
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