Moscow on Monday condemned European Union (EU) restrictions on the entry of Russian citizens into the European Union, including a ban on certain personal belongings, calling them “absurd” and intended to harm Russians ordinary.
In early September, the European Commission issued a clarification on entry procedures for Russian citizens into the EU, banning private cars, and warned that items such as smartphones, laptops and cosmetics could be confiscated .
Moscow’s Foreign Ministry said the rules “cross the line into absurdity” and aim to “harm ordinary Russians and make it impossible for Russian citizens to enter the European Union.”
The ministry accused the EU of trying to create a new Iron Curtain and warned Russians to weigh the “risks” before traveling to the EU. “The desperate desire of the current EU leaders to lower a new Iron Curtain in Europe is now evident, limiting citizens’ communication possibilities as much as possible,” the ministry said in a statement.
After Moscow attacked Ukraine, travel from Russia to the West became much more difficult. In response, last year the EU closed its airspace to Russian airlines.
Source: The Delfi