The Kremlin has made visa-free travel between Russia and the European Union a foreign policy priority. President Dmitry Medvedev has repeatedly declared Russia's readiness to scrap the visa regime with the EU.
The visa requirement for travel between the European Union (EU) and Russia should be scrapped as soon as possible, Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland said Tuesday.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday said certain progress has been made in visa-free agreements talks with the European Union and Moscow currently expects the EU to react.
Poland supports the introduction of a visa-free regime between European Union countries and Russia, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said Wednesday.
Russia and the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to continue dialog on a visa-free regime, with service passport holders likely to be allowed to travel without visas soon, but a new Russian law on personal data protection might be an obstacle to the adoption of a possible deal.