05 October 2022,   13:43
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All the decisions we take should not make it more complicated to leave the country, for getting away from the dictatorship in Russia - Scholz

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said while there was room for a European-level debate on banning Russian tourists, it was important not to make life harder for Kremlin opponents to flee Russia, writes Reuters.

“What is important for us is that we understand there are a lot of people fleeing from Russia because they disagree with the Russian regime.

All the decisions we take should not make it more complicated to leave the country, for getting away from the leadership and the dictatorship in Russia”, - he said following a meeting with leaders of the Nordic countries in Oslo.

Several European countries, including Finland’s Sanna Marin who was also at the meeting, have called for Russian tourists to be banned from the EU to ensure that they too pay a penalty for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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