Over the past six months, because of the situation in Ukraine, German society and other countries of continental Western Europe have changed their foreign policy thinking. This is evidenced by the decision of the European Commission on the visa ban for Russians. This opinion was expressed by Andreas Umland, German political scientist and analyst of the Stockholm Center for Eastern Europe Studies, on the air of the TV channel FREEDOM.

According to him, the countries of Central Eastern Europe, including Finland, wanted a tougher solution in relation to Russian tourists. And Germany had a slightly different philosophy. There they believe that trips of Russians to the European Union are somehow useful.

He also noted that now Ukraine has finally become an understandable state for Western Europeans.