Statement on the Russian government decision to ban the entry in Russia of EP’s President David Sassoli and 7 other EU high officials

Brussels, 3 May 2021 - "I firmly condemn the unfair and unjustified decision of the Russian government of 30 April 2021 to ban the entry of eight European Union nationals into the territory of the Russian Federation. The Russian authorities' decision reflects their lack of will to cooperate and maintain a constructive dialogue to overcome the low peak of our bilateral relations. Moreover, once again, the Russian sanctions against European Union nationals, as opposed to the restrictive measures adopted by the European Union, are issued without any justification and do not offer any means of redress." [...]