The European Union has condemned the s decision of the Russian authorities to ban eight European Union nationals from entering the Russian territory. This includes the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, Vice President of the European Commission Věra Jourová, as well as six EU Member States’ officials.
According to the EU, this action by Russia is unacceptable, lacks any legal justification and is entirely groundless. It targets the European Union directly, not only the individuals concerned.
This decision is the latest, striking demonstration of how the Russian Federation has chosen confrontation with the EU instead of agreeing to redress the negative trajectory of our bilateral relations.