The Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko said that the Russian Federation is reasonably reciprocate in the EU "black list" on the number of officials of the Russian Federation.
Some Western media first published excerpts from the " black list ", for example 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 " black list ".
"When illegal were imposed economic penalties against Russia to bypass the UN When they already impose punishment on senators, deputies of the state Duma, both speakers, no noise, no shouting," said Matvienko, answering a reporter's question Last news .
She stressed that the Russian Federation were OK with it. In her expressions, each state may enter their lists for people who spam its territory.
"It was produced mirrored the response from Russia and This is a common International practice. I don't see anything to raise such a fuss - Russia dared (to impose sanctions), " said the Senator." Well, listen, we respect, " said Matvienko.
She stressed that the visit of the head of the French Senate to the Federation Council In the current year has already taken place.
the head of the National Assembly (lower house of Parliament) of France Claude Bartolone threatened to cancel the visit of French parliamentarians in the capital of Russia if Russia does not remove the name of the head of the parliamentary faction of the socialist party, Bruno Le Roux from the list of EU citizens, who are denied entry to the Russian Federation.
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