According to the diplomat, the price can not be considered a visa — 60 euros — as a sanction against the Belarusian people. EU is not interested isolate Belarus and "leave crisp white spot on the map of Europe."
"No prerequisites apply to the visa issue Belarusian citizens differently than the citizens of Ukraine and Russia, it is not common sense, "- Foreign Ministry officials said.
He noted that the decision on Schengen visas are accepted not only the Foreign Ministry and the Interior Ministry. "If the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to open the door wider interest, the Ministry of Internal Affairs — stronger close because he was worried about the situation with crime," — he said.
In 2007 German Embassy in Minsk issued about 100 thousand visas, of which the third part was free.
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