The Executive Order has been signed in light of the necessity to take urgent measures in response to the unfriendly actions taken by the European Union, several other foreign states, their citizens, stateless persons who are permanently or temporarily residing in these countries, and the holders of travel documents issued by these states or the European Union against the Russian Federation, its citizens and legal entities.
The President has ordered the suspension of several provisions of international treaties signed by the Russian Federation in accordance with Clause 4 of Article 37 of Federal Law No. 101-FZ of July 15, 1995, On the International Treaties of the Russian Federation.
Several clauses of the agreements on visa facilitation for the citizens of Russia and the European Union signed between the Russian Federation and the European Community, and similar agreements signed between Russia and Norway, Russia and Denmark, Russia and Iceland, Russia and Switzerland, and Russia and the Principality of Liechtenstein, will be suspended.
The Foreign Ministry has been instructed to forward notifications on the suspension of the above-mentioned provisions of international treaties signed by the Russian Federation to the EU Delegation to Russia and the embassies of the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Denmark, Iceland and the Swiss Confederation in the Russian Federation.
The Foreign Ministry, working together with the federal executive bodies authorised to take decisions on denying entry to the Russian Federation, is to introduce personal restrictions on the entry to and stay in the Russian Federation for foreign citizens and stateless persons who are taking unfriendly actions against the Russian Federation, its citizens or legal entities.
The Government has been instructed to submit to the State Duma a draft federal law suspending the provisions of the international treaties of the Russian Federation mentioned in this Executive Order.