European Union is proposing to make it more expensive and harder for Russian citizens to get visas.

Russians wanting to enter the EU will face a lengthier application process and see fees rise from €35 (£30; $34) to €80 (£69; $79).

The  EU Commission said, this should continue as long as Moscow wages its war of aggression against Ukraine, 

More than a million Russians have travelled to E.U countries since the invasion of Ukraine in February.

Margaritis Schinas, an E.U Commission vice-president, said Russia had “completely undermined” the trust on which the existing EU-Russia visa agreement was based.

Under that agreement, Russians had for 15 years enjoyed a streamlined process for getting E.U visas.

E.U Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, tweeted to say that the visa agreement should be suspended as there “can be no business as usual” with Russia.

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