Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Parliament (EP) did not get a "black List" with the names of banned in Russia MEPs and requires RF transparency in such decisions, and otherwise threatening retaliatory measures, said the head of the EP Martin Schulz.
before some Western media said about the appearance of a list with the names of about 90 people - politicians, diplomats and military experts, who allegedly denied entry into Russia. Among them were, and Among them, the people's Deputy of the Bundestag CDU Karl-Georg Wellmann, who declared that on may 24 he was denied entry into Russia. The explanations of the Russian side in relation to these messages in the media were reported.
Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexei Meshkov said that the black lists of undesirable persons in the Russian Federation exist, and Moscow is consciously pursuing a policy of non-disclosure of names from these lists. According to the policy, the defendants " have full opportunity to find out whether that is true referring to any Russian Consulate abroad."
"I am distressed by reports of the Russian black list of European politicians and officials, which includes a large number of high position members of the European Parliament ", - said in a communiqu? Schultz.
according to his statement, " it reduces mutual trust and undermines all efforts to establish a constructive dialogue and find a peaceful and lasting solution to the current geopolitical fall ".
"Despite my numerous previous official requests to Russian authorities to publish a black List and provide clear reasons why each person was included, our members periodically stopped at the border, while the European Parliament was not officially notified about which of its members were under punishment," said Schultz.
He once again tried to persuade the Russian Federation to provide transparency of decisions and to give fallen under the punishment of the opportunity to challenge them.
"on the first day of the week I will again talk to the Russian Ambassador to the EU and, if the answers are unsatisfactory, I reserve the right to take retaliatory action," - said the head of the EP.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. Before the US and EU has imposed punishment on a number of Russian Residents, they are prohibited from entering the EU because of their positions on Crimea and Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions List, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. Summer was added and sectoral punishment.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. The last case of the use of such practices were the limits imposed in March 2015, when expanded sanctions List of the USA. The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news