Lithuanian Foreign Minister: visa ban for Russians will create opposition to Putin

Lithuanian Foreign Minister: visa ban for Russians will create opposition to Putin

Lithuanian Foreign Minister: visa ban for Russians will create opposition to Putin

Gabrielius Landsbergis (file photo)   Lithuanian Foreign Minister: visa ban for Russians will create opposition to Putin citizens of Russia in order to leave there the largest number of people opposed to President Vladimir Putin. This statement was made by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis, Kommersant writes.

According to the minister, the formation of “democratic Russia” will take place within the country, and it is the Russian opposition that should become the driving force behind political changes.

Landsbergis's statement was commented by the representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova. “Lithuanian Foreign Minister Landsbergis believes that it is not necessary to give visas to the Russian opposition -” let them sit in the country and prepare changes. Let them sit? Kind Landsbergis clearly indicated “support”, – she wrote in a telegram.

With the outbreak of the war between Russia and Ukraine, some Russians were forced to leave the country – including because of threats of criminal prosecution.

< p>President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky recently once again called on the European Union to cancel visas for Russians, and suggested that people who are persecuted in Russia apply for refugee status.