The head of diplomacy in the European Union, Josep Borrell, has summoned Russia’s ambassador to the European Union, Vladimir Chesaw. This is about Moscow imposing an entry ban on 8 EU citizens, including European Commission Vice President Vieira Gurova and European Parliament President David Sassoli.

European Commission spokesman Peter Stano said at the conference that Kremlin decision It has no basis and no justification.

“We have received official notification on this issue, but there is no legal explanation for these actions. (…) It is clear that these counter-sanctions are politically motivated. (…) The Russian ambassador to the European Union was summoned to the meeting,” the spokesman said. Head of European Union diplomacy and Secretary-General of the European Commission today … this afternoon, let us express our strong condemnation of Russia’s decision. “

Entry is prohibited to Russia. The floor was taken by the heads of the European Union

But on Friday, European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Parliament President David Sassoli reported in a joint statement that Russia had chosen to confront the European Union. Instead of agreeing to repair negative bilateral relations.


European Union officials said they condemned the Kremlin’s decision to prevent eight European Union citizens from entering Russia. We are talking about the Vice President of the European Commission, the President of the European Parliament and fortunately other officials from the member states of the European Union.

The three European Union leaders added that Moscow is behaving in “an unacceptable, unjustified and totally baseless manner.” They reported that they see the actions of the Kremlin directed against the entire European Union.

“This decision is the latest blatant example of how the Russian Federation has chosen to confront the European Union instead of agreeing to reform the negative course of our bilateral relations. The European Union reserves the right to take appropriate measures in response to Russia’s decision,” the European Union presidents said.

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Russia’s “blacklist”. These officials are prohibited from entering

In addition to the Vice President of the European Commission Vieira Gurova And the leader of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, the Kremlin’s “blacklist” also includes officials from Latvia and Estonia in charge of language policy – Ivars Apollins and Maris Paltenz from Latvia and Elmar Tomosk from Estonia.


Member of the French delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe – Jacques Mayer, as well as the Chief Public Prosecutor in Berlin – Joerg Raubach and the head of the laboratory that examined samples collected after poisoning. Alexey Navalny Asa Scott from the Swedish Defense Research Agency. It is reported that the tests showed the presence of a Nowiczok chemical warfare agent.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced in an official statement that the “blacklist” is a response to the sanctions imposed by the European Union on Moscow in March 2021. At that time, restrictions were applied to six representatives of Russia.

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