Zelenskyy Urges Western Nations to Ban Russian Travelers
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has urged Western countries to ban all Russian travelers.
During an interview with the Washington Post (Lean Left bias), Zelenskyy argued that the "most important sanctions are to close the borders" given Russian President Vladimir Putin's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. He also said that the country's citizens should "live in their own world until they change their philosophy," emphasizing their choice to live under Putin's regime and not argue with it. While the White House and European Union have imposed partial imports on Russian oil to retaliate against Putin's invasion, Zelenskyy said these sanctions as "weak" when compared to his proposed travel ban on Russian citizens and a total embargo on Russian energy. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday knocked Zelenskyy’s "irrational thinking" of a proposed travel ban as a "process that has no prospects," emphasizing that European countries "have started paying the price" for placing sanctions against Russia.
Reports across the spectrum accentuated how some EU leaders have been advocating for the organization to ban Russian travelers. Others noted that Zelenskyy's "blanket" travel ban would not make a distinction for those Russians opposed to Putin's war.
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