The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Italy assured the issuance of a visa to the Russian singer and Deputy of the state Duma Joseph Kobzon despite introduced against the EU sanctions, stressing that the singer received a national visa for treatment, which allows him to be only within Italy, informs German magazine.
first it was claimed that Kobzon included in the Sanctions List of the EU on Ukraine. The defendants in the list of banned entry to the EU, their assets in the EU frozen.
the Commissioner of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Italy said, because this is an exceptional case that does not have a political background, noting that this decision was agreed with other EU members, and if at least one of the countries opposed, Kobzon was denied.
As stated by Deutsche Welle in German foreign Minister, singer of songs and in truth may legally obtain a permit to enter a country in the European Union, despite the fact that it is subject to European punishment and formally denied entry to the EU." The sanctions regime of the EU provides for the possibility that member countries for reasons of urgent humanitarian need in particular cases make exceptions to the ban on entry, " said Deutsche Welle in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany.
the magazine informs that currently unknown, could someone help Russian singer in take visa. According to a source in the foreign Ministry, the request for authorization for entry to Italy was filed by Kobzon.
the magazine informs that the private interview, the singer said that will undergo treatment in Italy, and the study will begin on September 9.
Western countries since March 2014 several times already imposed penalties because Russia's position on Ukraine. In July, the U.S. has expanded its own List.
The list of Russian citizens and organizations who have fallen under the punishment - in the material of the Fins news