Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu does not agree with the position of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who spoke against the ban on entry into the EU for Russians. This is reported by the portal ERR.
"I do not share the approach when we talk about "ordinary" Russian citizens and separate them from Putin. This war is being waged by the Russian Federation as a state. There is no doubt that Russian citizens are morally responsible for it by their passivity," Reinsalu said.
That is why, according to him, the EU must impose sanctions so that Russian citizens could not travel to Europe.
He noted that he would persuade his colleagues to impose such a ban from a moral point of view.
"It is absolutely morally unacceptable that we allow hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens to go on tourist trips, while in Ukraine children are being blown to pieces by missiles, literally paid for with the money of these very Russian citizens," Reinsalu said.
As a reminder, Scholz said Thursday that it is Putin who is waging war in Ukraine and that is why he is against a general ban on Russians entering the EU.