Today, Monday, European bodies summoned the Russian ambassador to the European Union, following Moscow’s decision to impose sanctions on 8 European officials, including the president of the European Parliament and a female delegate, according to the European Commission.
“The (Russian) ambassador has been summoned, and he is supposed to be received in the afternoon by the Secretary-General of the European Commission and the European Agency for External Action,” a spokesman for the European Union Foreign Minister said. Read also Among them is Putin’s chef and Wagner commander … European sanctions against close to the Russian president, and the Kremlin warns In light of the Navalny case, Russia summons ambassadors and imposes sanctions on European persona litiesThe Navalny case … a European agreement to impose sanctions on Russian and Moscow officials expressing their disappointment
“We will convey to him a firm condemnation and rejection of this decision,” he added.
And Russia had banned, and announced two days ago, a ban on entry to 8 European officials, including the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, in response to the sanctions imposed by the European Union recently against it.
“The European Union continues its policy based on unlawful unilateral restrictions targeting Russian citizens and organizations,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
And it indicated that it had prevented 8 European officials from entering Russian territory, including the President of the European Parliament.
Last March, the European Union imposed sanctions on two Russians accused of persecuting citizens of the Chechen Republic (southern Russia).
Sanctions were also imposed by the Union in the same month on 4 senior Russian officials close to President Vladimir Putin. Advertising
The European Union has also imposed sanctions targeting Russian officials involved in the crackdown on Russian dissident Alexei Navalny and his supporters.
Moscow condemned the sanctions imposed on it, either by the European Union or the United States, due to the Navalny case, and warned of their “destructive” impact on bilateral relations with the two parties.