EU, stop to simplified issuance of European visas to Russians. Moscow announces consequences

Austrian Chancellor in Moscow Conversation with hard and frank Putin

(Finance) – The IAEA mission will be tomorrow in the Ukrainian nuclear power plant dthe Zaporizhzhia, where he wants to establish one “permanent presence”. He stated it Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to reports from Rass and also explaining that the mission is aimed at “avoid a nuclear accident” in the plant occupied by the Russian forces. Previously Grossi had said that the mission would last until Saturday.

Russian side, instead, there was even talk of one one day visit. Lhe mission of the IAEA inspectors will last only one day, yesaccording to Yevhen Balytskyi, head of the Russian-appointed civil-military administration of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, quoted by Ukrainska Pravda.

The inspectors “they have a day to inspect the operation of the plant. If they say that it is necessary to intervene on some elements, we will be able to do this during the inspection. “ So far the stated goal of the IAEA is to “inspect the operation of the plant. This seems rather vague to us,” Balytskyi said.

Meanwhile, the pro-Russian authorities that control the area of ​​the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant have made known of having captured alleged Ukrainian saboteurs who were preparing a “terrorist attack” during the visit of the inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (Aiea) in order to “show that the situation is unmanageable and
Russia cannot guarantee security “. He stated it Volodymyr Rogov, head of the administration appointed by Moscow in Zaporizhzhia, quoted by Ria Novosti.

Together with the complaint, the Ukrainian media point out, i pro-Russian have released a video in which an alleged appears
abused prisoner and some weapons, while the faces of the people in the picture are not seen.

Meanwhile, the 27 EU member states, whose foreign ministers met in Prague have reached an agreement to completely suspend the visa facilitation agreement between the EU and Russia. This was announced by the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, at a press conference after the meeting. The deal was already “partially suspended, for some groups of people (politicians, etc.)”, she explained. A total suspension of this facilitation agreement, which dates back to 2007, “” will significantly reduce the number of visas granted by member states “to Russian citizens. “It will be longer and harder” get a visa, he concluded.

The EU decision to suspend the facilitated visa issuance regime with Russia “will not remain without consequences”, in response, Moscow “will decide whether the measures will be symmetrical, asymmetrical or other that the EU does not expect. If in Brussels they have decided to shoot themselves in the foot once again, it is their choice “, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told RIA Novosti.