Refusal of entry to the Russian Federation deputies of the German Bundestag completely incomprehensible and unacceptable, said in an interview to the newspaper on the last working day of the week the Minister of justice of Germany Heiko Maas.
before the people's Deputy of the Bundestag and head of the German-Ukrainian parliamentary group, Karl-Georg Wellmann said he was denied entry to Russia. Welman arrived at Sheremetyevo airport on may 24, but was denied entry without explanation. The people's choice, spent the night in the waiting room for transit passengers and on the first day of the week in the morning went back to Berlin.
"If the deputies of the Bundestag does not have the ability to enter, is completely incomprehensible and unacceptable," said Maas.
Answering the question about whether this ban be distributed during the 2018 world Cup, Maas said about it being important not to be turned into a simple tool, in any case, major sporting events, in order to resolve political conflicts "because" this and Earlier does not work."
"Every football fan would know that all was in Accordance with the legislative act (in the distribution of the rights to hold the world Cup in 2018 and 2022, respectively, Russia and Qatar - ed.). If it turns out that the voices were acquired handed down as a result of this decision, Probably, almost can be maintained. The right to host the world Cup does not have the opportunity to be transferred to someone who pays the biggest bribes, " said Maas.
earlier in Zurich on suspicion of bribery in a criminal case that is being investigated in the USA, were taken into custody a few high position bureaucrats FIFA, among them Vice-presidents of the Executive Committee of FIFA Geoffrey Webb and Eugenio Figueredo. Even a number of sports officials formulated the guilty verdicts, which include fraud, racketeering and money laundering, as well as widespread corruption within FIFA during the last 2 decades around applications for the world Championships, marketing and broadcasting deals.