The national delegations of the Nordic and Baltic States as well as Poland to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have said that Russian parliamentarians should not attend its meeting this month.
Russian nationals should not be able to freely travel in the European Union, the prime ministers of Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia have said in a joint statement.
Russian citizens should be banned from entering the EU because they should “bear the consequences” of the Ukraine war, Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister of Poland said on Friday.
EU visas for Russians will become harder to get and more expensive, Zbigniew Rau, the Polish foreign minister, said after meeting his EU peers in Prague on Wednesday.
A group of MEPs, among others from Poland, have demanded the suspension of tourist visas to the EU for Russians as a sanction after Moscow's February invasion of Ukraine.
Poland wants an EU-level ban on visas for Russian tourists, a deputy foreign minister has said.
The number of Polish visas issued to Russian citizens has crashed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Rzeczpospolita newspaper wrote on Friday.
Mateusz Morawiecki, Poland's prime minister, said on Friday he had presented an extraordinary EU summit in Brussels with a proposed package of 10 sanctions against Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine.
According to this year's Henley Index, a Polish passport allows the holder to visit 182 countries and territories without a visa.
Amid scenes of mounting chaos and terror following the collapse of Afghanistan’s Western-backed government, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki took to social media to announce the immediate action after growing calls for help.