Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said earlier in an interview
with the Washington Post that Western countries should ban entry to
all Russians. Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, in turn, called on
EU countries to ban the issuance of tourist visas to Russian
nationals. According to her, visiting Europe is a privilege and not a
human right. The Finnish Foreign Ministry stated that the country
could introduce restrictions if a large number of Russians sought to
travel to other European countries using visas issued by Finland.
I found that perplexing, because banning all Russian visas would help Russia as it would force Russia into staying in Russia and help out Russia economically and militarily. So what does Ukraine have to gain from this if such a move would be adopted by Western countries? I am trying to think of all the pros and cons for Ukraine, and I can't think of any pros.