Politico: Cyprus, Greece oppose banning tourist visas for Russians

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EU foreign ministers plan to discuss visa restrictions for Russians on Aug. 31.

Cypriot Foreign Minister Kornelios Korneliou has said that “it would be a decision in the wrong direction.”

Nearly 25% of all tourists on the island were from Russia before it launched the ongoing all-out invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. At least four countries – Estonia, Finland, Latvia, and Lithuania – have already supported the idea of an EU-wide ban on Russian tourists.