Moscow hopes that the Russians will be allowed entry to the EU at the next vote on the topic, said the state Secretary, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Ivanov. Moreover, in Russia the epidemiological situation is under control.
Ivanov noted that the objectivity of the list of the European Union is difficult to judge, because it did not include the US and Brazil. And the foreign Ministry not allowed to negotiate on the opening of external borders, because it must address the who, epidemiologists, Rospotrebnadzor and the Ministry of health.
Earlier it was reported that from 1 July the European Union will begin to open borders. A draft of a summary list of the 18 countries whose nationals are allowed to enter the territory of the EU, agreed on the Committee of permanent representatives of the European Union. The European Commission encouraged all EU countries to open internal borders by June 15. Now she recommended that from 1 July opening of the external borders. Russia and the United States in the short list are not included due to the inconsistency of the epidemiological criteria. The epidemic of coronavirus COVID-19 in Russia stretches for a longer period than in Europe. This is due to the fact that the coronavirus began its March across Russia later than in the EU. But among the countries that Europe entry, — China, the Balkans, Japan, South Korea and Canada.