The news was advanced by Reuters, citing statements by Peter Szijjarto published through Facebook.

According to ECO, the Portuguese government was in favour of suspending this agreement, but away from the total ban on visas for Russians. “Russia is not a country in which we can have the kind of trust that underlies this type of agreement”, which facilitates the issuance of visas, said João Gomes Cravinho, the Portuguese minister responsible, in response to requests from the President of Ukraine, Voodymyr Zelensky.