Head of the European Parliament's international relations Elmar Brok criticized Russia's introduction of a black list of EU Residents, which is undesirable from entering the Russian Federation, and called him an invalid and arbitrary.
Brock in conversation German edition noticed that none of the members of the list have not done anything illegal, reports the news Agency." this is the key distinction of a black list of the Russian Federation) from the punishment of the EU against the Russian people, "said Brock, calling the introduction of a black list, a symbolic response" and " show for the residents (Russia) ".
Some Western media first published excerpts from the black list, for example, the Finnish national broadcasting published a paper 89 names, headlined " Russian visa black List, handed over to the Russian foreign Minister at the EU delegation in the Russian capital on may 27 ". Press Secretary of the EU delegation in the capital of Russia Soren Liborius later confirmed the accuracy of the published Russian "black list" of EU citizens.
then Moscow agreed that it had sent to the EU List of persons banned from entering Russia, but would not want to explain it on the players.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of Russia's economy. In response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.
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