Russia warns of consequences as EU suspends visa


Russia has warned the European Union, EU, of consequences over the suspension of visas for its citizens.

The European Union (EU) had on Wednesday announced plans to suspend visas for Russian citizens in order to limit border crossings from Russia to the EU as the war in Ukraine continues.

According to State news agency, RIA Novosti, Russia will decide what to do in retaliation.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Grushko, speaking with the State news agency, RIA Novosti, said it’s yet to decide its decision and measure to be taken.

“Violation, circumvention or withdrawal by the EU from the visa facilitation agreement with Russia would not be left without consequences.

“We’ll decide for ourselves whether the measures will be symmetrical, asymmetric or something that the EU does not expect.

“If Brussels decides to shoot itself in the foot again, then it is their choice,” he said.

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