Representative Peskov: Zelensky's idea to close the borders of the West for Russians is irrational According to the presidential press secretary, such statements were made 80 years ago from the center of Europe. Peskov believes that the idea of banning Russians from entering Western countries is futile /webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/4/07/756600378878074.jpg 1200w" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi)" >
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov believes that the irrationality in the thinking of the Ukrainian leaders “goes wild”. Thus, he commented on an interview with Vladimir Zelensky to The Washington Post, in which he blamed the Russians for what is happening in their country and proposed to ban Russian citizens from traveling to Western countries for a year.
“This can only be applied negative. Any such proposals have no prospects. Their scent is also not very good,»,— said Peskov.
According to him, Zelensky must understand that European countries trying to punish Russia are already “paying their bills.” “Soon their citizens will wonder why they should pay for Zelensky's whims,” — he said.
Peskov noted that such statements came from European countries that are already recognized as unfriendly. “It comes to statements that we heard 80 years ago from the center of Europe. I think that over time, common sense will manifest itself, and those who said this will come to their senses, — said a presidential spokesman.
Zelensky told The Washington Post that the West should force all Russians to return to Russia and “live in their own world until they change their philosophy.” According to him, the entry ban would be a more serious step than all the previously imposed sanctions, and would also be “the only way to influence Putin.”
On Tuesday, Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas called it a “privilege” visiting Europe. According to her, since the EU air connection with Russia was stopped after the start of the special operation, Russians enter the EU through land borders with Finland, Estonia and Latvia. She urged other countries to stop issuing Schengen visas. “It's time to end tourism from Russia right now,” — she said.
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