President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has signed a law on mutual recognition of visas between his country and Russia. This legal act is posted on the website of the Belarusian National Center for Legal Information.
"To ratify the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Russian Federation on mutual recognition of visas and other issues related to the entry of foreign nationals and stateless persons on the territory of the member states of the Union State Treaty," the statement said.
The document provides for granting foreigners or stateless persons the right to enter Belarus or Russia on the basis of a visa of one of these states.
As we reported earlier, the European Union plans to extend economic sanctions against Russia for another six months at its summit in Brussels.
"Despite recent statements, especially in EU business circles, to suspend, limit or lift sanctions against Russia, Russians are constantly giving reasons to extend them," said Ryszard Czarnecki, Chairman of Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and MEP.