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Putin signs decree on retaliatory visa measures for citizens from “unfriendly countries”

President Vladimir Putin

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree introducing visa restrictions for citizens from “unfriendly countries,” a decision made in retaliation to hostile measures taken by the European Union, the Kremlin said Monday.

According to the decree, Russia will partially suspend its simplified visa agreements with EU member countries along with Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

The Kremlin said that the decree also ordered the country’s foreign ministry to impose individual entry restrictions on foreigners and stateless persons who commit hostile acts against Russia, its citizens or legal entities.

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Xinhua

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