Volodymyr Zelenskyy Wants West To Restrict All Russian Travelers

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday pleaded with Western leaders to additional isolate the Kremlin by closing their borders to Russian vacationers because the battle approaches the six-month mark.

“The most important sanctions are to close the borders — because the Russians are taking away someone else’s land,” Zelenskyy informed The Washington Submit.

He added that Russian residents ought to “live in their own world until they change their philosophy,” noting the entire nation ought to face penalties for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

“They’ll understand then,” he continued.

Zelenskyy informed the Submit limiting Russian vacationers for a 12 months coupled with a ban on Russian power can be a stronger deterrent to Putin’s persevering with battle, calling present sanctions “weak.”

Whereas Europe and the U.S. have already closed their airspace to Russia, they haven’t prohibited Russian residents from coming into their international locations.

Some European international locations are already heeding Ukraine’s requires tighter restrictions.

“It’s not right that at the same time as Russia is waging an aggressive, brutal war of aggression in Europe, Russians can live a normal life, travel in Europe, be tourists,” Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin informed Yle.

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas additionally tweeted in assist of the proposal.

“Stop issuing tourist visas to Russians,” Kallas wrote. “Visiting [Europe] is a privilege, not a human right.”

The U.S. on Monday mentioned it will ship Ukraine $1 billion in navy gear, together with rockets, based on The Related Press.