According to message from the European Parliament dated November 24, 531 MEPs supported the decision, 7 against, 34 abstained.
According to the proposal, the European Commission should consult with EU member states and draw up a list of Russian travel documents, namely passports, that should not be accepted.
However, persons fleeing the conflict in Ukraine will still be able to enter the EU on humanitarian grounds.
Once the decision has been formally adopted by the Council of the European Union and published in the Official Journal of the EU, it will enter into force on the day following its publication.
“The EU is ready to do everything to continue to put pressure on Russia by legal and political means to make sure that Putin pays a high price for this illegal war and international crimes committed against Ukraine and its people,” MEP Juan Fernando Lopez said after the vote. , which is a group of Democrats.
Earlier, on November 10, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament announced the existence of a preliminary agreement not to accept travel documents issued by Russia in the occupied regions of Georgia and Ukraine for travel to the Schengen zone.
Even earlier, on October 12, EU ambassadors agreed not to recognize documents issued by Russia in the occupied regions of Georgia and Ukraine.