Today, Monday, European bodies have the Russian ambassador in summoned to the European Union after Moscow decided to sanction eight European citizens, including the President of the European Parliament and a delegate, so die European Commission.
Russia had decided to prevent eight European officials from entering its territory in response to die Sanctions, die the bloc had imposed on Russian citizens for the imprisonment of the Russian opposition Alexei Navalny.
“The ambassador has been summoned and is due to be received by the Secretary General of the European Commission and the European Agency for External Action in the afternoon. We will give him a firm condemnation and rejection of this decision,” said Peter Stano. a spokesman for the Foreign Minister of the European Union.
“There is no legal explanation whatsoever for such a measure … die Russian decisions in this regard and all these sanctions are clearly politically motivated and have no legal basis, “added Stano.
On Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that among the bans on entry are Vera Yurova, Vice-President of the European Commission on Values and Transparency, David Sasoli, President of the European Parliament, and Jacques Mir, Member of the EU, French delegation in of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
The callback from the Russian ambassador is die latest episode of escalating diplomatic tensions between the two sides since early 2021, when Moscow was on an official visit by the High Representative of the European Union in Moscow sales of European diplomats.
The bloc, in turn, angered Moscow by die Called for the release of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny, and other Russian officials were called upon for human rights violations die blacklisted.
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