Soviet officials ‘ Schengen travel restrictions will be reintroduced by the Czech Foreign Ministry.

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsk ( Pirates, Greens ) said in response to the arrest of two Russian agents in Germany on suspicion of espionage and planning attacks that Czech Republic will once again propose restricting the movement of Russian diplomats in the Schengen zone. European provincial investigators detained two alleged Russian spies in Bavaria last week on suspicion of spying and planning military operations against Ukrainian interests. European diplomats believe that Russia is using recruiters to launch attacks on European ground. “Russian knowledge threat in Europe is a fact, ” Lipavský wrote on X on Saturday. Lipavskk, who responded to Germany summoning the Russian ambassador and telling him that it would not allow Russia to invade the country, fully backed the German response and said he wanted to raise the issue of Russian agents at the EU Foreign Affairs Council ( FAC ) in Luxembourg on Monday. To combat the threat of Russian spies, we may develop new tools. I did make my proposals at FAC on Monday to keep them from moving across Schengen. Lipavsk, whose nation even has a wealth of knowledge with Russian officials who are accused of inflicting the 2014 weapons warehouse explosion on Czech territory, said it could be accomplished quickly. The Czech Republic has already suggested that the EU’s fall of 2023 restrictions on Russian officials ‘ activity be implemented, but the foreign ministry did not want to comment on the ongoing discussions. However, the Czech Republic’s proposal is not yet received by all nations. Despite Bohemian diplomatic resources ‘ assurances to Bohemian media in November 2023 that Prague would like the Euro to agree to a restriction on the movement of Russian spies in Schengen, Euractiv Czechia learned, some nations are concerned that the plan might contravene the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and Schengen laws. Soviet diplomats were given exclusive access to the EU by the European Union in 2022 when they realized they could not longer benefit from the card facilitation measures. However, they can also obtain permits and go through Schengen places. Soviet “diplomats” or undercover agents traveling to Europe for a brief period of time would not be permitted to travel to any Union nation other than the one for which a card has been issued. Soviet diplomats may also be required to have biological passports at the EU level because they are more challenging to build. ( Aneta Zachová | Euractiv. cz ) Read more with Euractiv