Residence of the Ambassador of Finland in the Russian Federation explained the non-issuance of permits for entry to the state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin, the Russian Deputy included in the sanctions "blacklist" of the European Union, said Last news on Wednesday, the media Advisor of the Finnish diplomatic mission in the capital of Russia Kari Alberg.
first it was announced that Finland had decided not to issue Naryshkin permission to enter the country to participate in the session of the OSCE PA to be held in Helsinki from 5 to 9 July. It was expected that Naryshkin will head the Russian delegation at the session.
"Yes, it really is as (Naryshkin was denied entry - ed). An official letter about this was posted on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Finland. The decision was made by the people who are in the "black list" of the European Union, " said Alberg, without explaining how many of the Russian delegates will not get into the session.
before the MP of the state Duma Alexei Pushkov said that the Russian Federation wants to offer the PA OSCE draft decision in which the exclusion of parliamentarians from the " black list ".
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. Before the US and EU has imposed punishment on a number of Russian Residents, they are prohibited from entering the EU because of their positions on Crimea and Ukraine. Over the past year the sanctions list, many times replenished with new individuals and legal entities. Summer 2014 was added and sectoral economic penalties.
in response, Russia restricted imports of food items from countries that have entered against her punishment: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.