Zelensky military adviser disagrees on total ban for Russian visas
Oleksiy Arestovych, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky adviser, disagrees with calls for a blanket ban on Russian visas.
According to The Washington Post, a military advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Oleksiy Arestovych, does not agree with his boss' request for a total ban on Russian visas.
Zelensky has proposed that as retaliation for the operation in Ukraine, Russians should be prohibited from traveling internationally. While Germany and other western EU members have resisted the initiative or moved hesitantly, some eastern European nations have heeded their appeals and reduced or completely stopped issuing visas to Russians.
"I’m still not a supporter of collective responsibility [but of] individual," Arestovych told the Post.
The Arestovych urged that countries be "more selective" in their approach to Russian visa applications, while he admitted that determining whether someone supported Russian President Vladimir Putin would be "technically very difficult."
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