Lipavský: Russians fleeing mobilisation do not fulfil Czechia’s humanitarian visa requirements

Russians that are leaving their country for fear of being subject to mobilisation do not fulfil the conditions for being granted a humanitarian visa in Czechia, Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský told the Czech News Agency on Thursday.

The statement comes after Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilisation in Russia, which, in turn, led to increased travel out of the country.

The European Commission stated earlier on Thursday that it is up to each individual EU member state whether they decide to accept people coming from Russia onto their territory.