Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova criticized Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas for her call to stop issuing Schengen tourist visas to Russian travellers.
"Sit down, Kaja, this is bad,” Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel. According to Zakharova, "freedom has become a reality that is taken for granted by hundreds of millions of people in all states of the region."
The freedom of movement that Kallas wants to limit for Russians is a prerequisite for "enjoying a wide range of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including those from which derogations are not allowed," Zakharova also noted.
Earlier, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky demanded all Russians be banned from traveling to Western countries.
"The most important sanctions are to close the borders — because the Russians are taking away someone else's land,” Zelensky said in an interview with The Washington Post.
Zelensky believes that this measure should also apply to those Russians who left the country in protest.
"Whichever kind of Russian … make them go to Russia," he said, adding that it is the entire population of Russia that must be held accountable for Putin's actions.
Bodies of military personnel with American and Polish chevrons on uniforms were found in Avdiivka, adviser to the head of the Donetsk People's Republic said