The Ambassador of Germany in Russia r?diger von Finch said that the visit by the Russians of the Crimea cannot be the basis for refusal to issue a Schengen visa.
Fritsch has noticed in interview to "Interfax" that " except those blacklists, which are imposed, there are no additional restrictions on issuing visas to citizens of Russia ". According to his statement, " on the contrary, in recent months increased the proportion of issued multi-entry and multi-year visas."
He also said that Germany will not supply lethal weapons to Ukraine." on the issue, our position from the outset has been clear and consistent: no military solution to this conflict does not happen, and for this reason will not be the supply of weapons from Germany ", - said the Ambassador, writes " Kommersant ". According to his statement, to build the future of Eurasia without Russia it is impossible, but Russia should contribute to restoring confidence in relations with the West, says the Ambassador." We cannot imagine the future of this great continent as Eurasia was formed without Russia. It ought not be done and only together with Russia ", - said the Ambassador. Last week, a senior source in the EU institutions expressed "extreme surprise" in connection with reports about the fact that Brussels seems that I can cancel Schengen visas for tourists from Russia visited Crimea. About the fact that the Residents of Russia, who visited the Crimea have the opportunity to experience problems when entering the European Union, said the former Minister of resorts and tourism of Crimea Alexander Liev, who works as an adviser to the Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine. According to him, Kiev is planning to transfer lists of "border crossers" in diplomatic missions of the EU countries that they are " those people were denied Schengen visas ". The words of a bureaucrat quoted the majority of Ukrainian mass media and Internet resources.