Russia is considering simpler border passage for Kaliningrad residents

Moscow is hoping for the speedier signing of a border deal with Poland on simpler border passage for citizens of the neighboring Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

The issue is among the highlights during Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s current visit to Warsaw. European laws allow visa-free travel for people living within 30 km from the EU border.

Mr. Lavrov and his Polish counterpart Radoslaw Sikorski are considering expanding the future agreement to include the whole of the Kaliningrad region and the adjoining Polish provinces