Italy believes that the mutual reaction of the Russian Federation and the EU on the black list may not help the development of dialogue between the parties, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Italy Paolo Gentiloni.
"I Wish to emphasize what we told you yesterday that this reaction to the preparation of such lists regarding the EU and of the European Union regarding Russia can not help the development of dialogue and detente," said Italian Minister at a press conference on the results of talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
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 blacklist.
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