The introduction of the Visa information system in the Russian Federation has no relation to the situation around the Crimea, the Ukraine conflict and disagreements with Brussels, said the head of the EU delegation in Russia Vygaudas u?ackas.
"This conclusion on the implementation howled adopted in 2004… wished to place on record that the Introduction of the Visa information system has no relation to the situation with Crimea, the conflict in Ukraine and other existing political problems or disagreements," said He, RIA " Novosti ". According to Usackas, " This is a technical tool aimed at simplifying travel, so that more people could enjoy it ". He Also said that the EU and Russia took all the problems of storing personal data of Russian citizens in connection with the introduction of new Visa infosistema. In June Usackas said that " the launch of the Visa information system is part of a global offer from the EU to make a more prosperous rules for issuing visas ". According to his statement the transition to a visa-free regime this system does not change. At the same time He said that the EU holds out hope for a return to dialogue on visa-free regime with Russia. Also Usackas said that the Russian Federation remains a country where issued most of all Schengen visas. He added that all the problems with issuing visas to Russia are of a technical nature and have no relation to politics.