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Russian tourists pose a security threat to Estonia. This was stated by Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas in an interview Sky News.
According to the Prime Minister, Estonia “bears a burden” because of the flow of Russian tourists.
"The problem is that we cannot check all the tourists who come (from Russia – ed.), and we see that they pose a security risk (for Estonia – ed.)", – said Callas.
She again expressed her opinion that traveling to Europe – it's a “privilege”. According to her, Russian tourists can “put pressure on the Kremlin” if “in their own skin” are experiencing restrictions on entry into Europe.
“Only 10% of Russian citizens travel abroad, and they are from Moscow and St. Petersburg. These people influence the decision of the Kremlin”, – Kaya Kallas noted.
Earlier, BAGNET reported that Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Czech Republic stopped issuing visas to Russians, Denmark and the Netherlands do not issue short-term visas. Finland will halve the number of Schengen applications accepted from Russians from September.
Germany, the USA, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece do not support visa restrictions. accessories of the Crimea.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga