Nikolai Dashkevich. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Estonia considers the introduction of the Russian authorities to prohibit the entry of 89 citizens of the European Union by step, not conducive to improving relations between the EU and Russia, this position was brought to these invited to the foreign Ministry of the Russian Ambassador Yuri Merzlyakov, said on the first day of the week, the press service of the diplomatic corps.
"Russia has taken another step, not conducive to improving relations between the EU and Russia and not conducive to the development of Estonian-Russian relations ", - is informed in the report.
Western media published on the last working day of the week black List of Residents of EU countries, who are denied entry to the Russian Federation. This document includes the names of 89 people, and among them, about 20 current and 10 former members of the European Parliament, current and former Directors of intelligence services of Britain and the Baltic States, a number of British, German, Polish and Estonian military of Directors, and the Deputy head of the Romanian state company " Transgaz ".
From Estonia to the List included: chief of the defence force Lieutenant General Riho Terraces and his Deputy, Brigadier General Arthur Tigani, Director General of the security police (KAPO) Arnold Sinisalu, the commander of the volunteer paramilitary organization Kaitseliit Brigadier General Meelis Kiili, Minister of justice, the former Head of the Ministry of defence Urmas Reinsalu, the people's Deputy of the European Parliament Tunne Kelam, a former foreign Minister, politician Kristiina Ojuland, as well as a specialist in the field of defence policy andr?s parves.
The head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia S. V. Lavrov on the first day of the week said about the main criteria in the capital of Russia was guided in compiling the list of banned Europeans. As in the case of sanctions From the EU, mainly there was the situation in Ukraine.
"Retaliatory penalties that have been entered, concerned leaders who actively supported the coup (Ukraine), during which the Russians in Ukraine were subjected to harassment and discrimination," explained the Minister.
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