EU to Suspend Visa Talks with Russia over Ukraine

World | March 3, 2014, Monday // 17:55
Bulgaria: EU to Suspend Visa Talks with Russia over Ukraine Photo by EPA/BGNES

The European Union threatens to suspend talks on the liberalization of the visa regime with Russia unless it reverses its actions in Crimea.

The measure was agreed by EU Foreign Ministers at an extraordinary meeting in Brussels on Monday, according to preliminary reports of international news agencies.

The decision is said to be part of a draft declaration to be officially published later on Monday.

The facilitation of the visa process has been on the agenda of EU-Russia talks since 2007, with Russia eager to gain visa-free access to EU countries.

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