EU could give Russians ‘humanitarian’ visas only, Lithuanian FM says
16 August 2022 | 5:37 am
In an exclusive interview with DW, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis has called for more weapons in Ukraine and explained why his country supports the idea of an EU visa ban for Russian tourists.
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