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Estonia’s Top Diplomat Wants EU-Wide Ban on Russian Visas

  • Reinsalu, on visit to Ukraine, says Russia must be isolated
  • ‘We have to raise the cost,’ Reinsalu says in interview
Urmas Reinsalu, right and Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Aug. 3.

Urmas Reinsalu, right and Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Aug. 3.

Source: Ukrainian Presidency

Estonia’s top diplomat called for a European Union-wide ban on travel visas for Russian citizens, saying the bloc should further isolate the country as President Vladimir Putin pushes ahead with his invasion of Ukraine. 

Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, on a three-day diplomatic trip to Ukraine, said the measure should be added to the next round of sanctions targeting the Kremlin. He raised the issue during a meeting Wednesday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.