The European Commission is concerned with the inclusion of correspondents in Ukrainian sanctions list, published yesterday, stated at a press conference in Brussels, the European Commissioner on enlargement and neighbourhood policy Johannes Hahn.
"I am shocked and saddened. I, of course, discuss this issue with colleagues from Ukraine, because I am unable to say, because it (the inclusion of correspondents in the list) – in the European spirit ", – he said, reports the news Agency. Remember, on the Internet office of the Ukrainian President announced a list of physical and legal entities, placed under Ukrainian punishment in connection with the events in Crimea and in the Donbass. In the sanctions list included citizens of France, Bulgaria, Greece, Israel, Spain, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, USA, Hungary, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Moldova, Ukraine, Switzerland, Macedonia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, the UK and Germany. Thursday, the British broadcasting Corporation "Bi-bi-si" has said that the punishment of Kiev against their correspondents are " shameful attack on free speech ". Then the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered the Council to withdraw the surname of the correspondent "Bi-bi-si" from the list of punishments Kiev.