BRUSSELS, September 30 – Novosti. The European Commission believes that Russians leaving in connection with the mobilization from the Russian Federation may also pose a threat to the security of EU countries, said European Commissioner for Internal Affairs Ylva Johansson.
She presented updated instructions to the EU countries on the issuance of visas to Russians and border control. These instructions do not cover the issues of applying for asylum in the EU.
“Just because you don’t want to go to Ukraine and fight doesn’t mean you don’t pose a threat to the European Union,” she said.
According to Johansson, those who are going to stay in the EU for a long time should not apply for short-term visas, but immediately apply for permission to stay in the country for a long time.
“The issue of an asylum request is not addressed in the new instructions. Each applicant (application for asylum – ed.) has the right to have his file examined by the EU national authorities. Asylum can be granted to those who are hiding from participation in the war, but only on an individual basis,” the European Commissioner explained.
Norway announced the possible closure of the border for Russian tourists