Alexander Shishlo. The fraction of "green" in the European Parliament (EP) has strongly condemned the emergence of a "black list" with the names of banned in Russia, deputies of the European Parliament, calling it a "severe blow to the relations EU-Russia" and calling on the Assembly to discuss the consequences of this step on the forthcoming June of the next parliamentary session.
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 was the people's Deputy of the Bundestag From the Christian democratic Union Karl-Georg Wellmann, who declared that on may 24 he was denied entry into Russia. From the parliamentary group in the EP are on the List as the head of the parliamentary group Rebecca harms, the MPs Heidi Hautala and Daniel Cohn-Bendit. 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 list" 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 the opportunity to find out whether they are on the list, " applying to any Russian Consulate abroad."
"elected officials have an obligation to figure out whether, and in what is bound to be under these circumstances, the dialogue with the Parliament of Russia" jointly told harms and Hautala.
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