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EU says members need a common policy on Russian arrivals

The European Union will need to establish a joint position on requests for entry by Russians fleeing ...

👤 H K Badal22 Sep 2022 5:46 PM GMT
EU says members need a common policy on Russian arrivals
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The European Union will need to establish a joint position on requests for entry by Russians fleeing their country due to the war in Ukraine, the bloc's executive has said.

However, the European Commission also said on Sep 22 that member states will have to assess requests on a case-by-case basis, taking into account fundamental rights and asylum procedure legislation.

Commission spokesperson Peter Stano noted reports of many Russians trying to leave the country after President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilisation of reservists and other troops on Wednesday.

"There have been protests in a number of cities across Russia," he told a news briefing. "This is showing that the Russians are voting with their feet."

"We as the European Union, in principle we stand in solidarity with the Russian citizens who have the courage and bravery to show their opposition to what the regime is doing, especially when it comes to this illegal war in Ukraine," he added.