EU will not open borders with Russia at least until mid-August, source says

EU will not open borders with Russia at least until mid-August, source says
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Russia will not be on the updated list of countries the EU can open borders with, a source in the delegation of one of the EU countries in the EU Council said, APA reports citing TASS.

Brussels will make the updated "white list" public in the coming days, next time it will be revised in mid-August, the source said.

"No, Russia will not be included in this list yet. Unfortunately, statistics say that it is too early," the source said.

The diplomat said that the list, which now includes 13 countries, would unlikely be expanded this time, and could even be shortened. The EU is currently still working on it, the official added.

"As we see, over the past two weeks, the situation in the world is uneasily developing. In many countries, we see an increase in the number of infections, which, unfortunately, does not allow opening borders quickly, but, on the contrary, even forces us to take new measures," the source noted.

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