Zelenskyy Seeks Tighter Travel Restrictions on Russians from EU

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is asking EU member countries to stop issuing travel visas to Russian citizens in an apparent effort to bring more public pressure on Moscow to end its invasion of his country.

The request comes after months of travel restrictions imposed on Russians that some Ukrainian officials argue don’t go far enough and are too easy circumvented.

In the first month of the war, most EU countries, the United States and Canada closed their airspace to Russia’s 117 airlines. Additionally, a number of major Western airlines have suspended flights to Russia.

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