The European Union has expressed "extreme surprise" in connection with information about what visas of Russian citizens in the European Union have the possibility to be cancelled due to the visit to the Crimea, noting that this option is " absolutely not ", "Kommersant", citing a senior source in the EU institutions.
the message about the fact that Residents of the Russian Federation, who visited the Crimea, will be to deprive Schengen visas, made by the ex-Minister of resorts and tourism of Crimea Alexander Liev, currently holds the post of Advisor to the Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine.
Ukrainian official said that the authorities have plans to transfer to the diplomatic missions of the EU countries list "trespassers" for the cancellation of visas.
in addition, the Lie told about the fact that Kyiv is considering the possibility of amplification of retribution for violation of the Ukrainian law " on occupied territories ". Current legislation provides for administrative and criminal liability for illegal entry to the site of the Crimea, including the deprivation of liberty for a term up to eight years.
"I'm four years as the Minister of tourism on the resort, called on Russian citizens to travel to the Crimea, now the same warning, fraught than is Possible," said Mr. Liev. Stricter clearly supported by all factions. Currently there is a debate about the fact that this issue was raised in Parliament in the next session. It may be that in addition to the " Law on occupied territories ", the violators will be formulated a set of sentences that will be used, most importantly, Ukraine ".
He explained that it could be, for example, about the possible seizure of property offenders, in the case of " if it is placed within Ukraine ". In addition, Liev said that violators also have the opportunity to face restrictions in the capture of Schengen visas.
However, as explained a senior official of the European Union, " the EU will not calculate those who came or arrived in the Crimea and in any way limit their right of entry in the Schengen area ".