(RBTH) Business daily Kommersant reports that on the eve of June’s EU summit, at which the question of extending sanctions against Russia will be considered, relations between Moscow and Brussels have been shaken by a new scandal. The Russian side has provided the EU with a list of 89 European politicians and military figures who are banned from entering Russia.
The majority of those on the list represent countries that have taken a tough stance on Russia: the blacklist includes the UK’s former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg and General Secretary of the Council of the European Union Uwe Corsepius, who is soon to become an adviser to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The publication notes that the blacklist does not include any representatives of countries that have made conciliatory gestures toward Moscow.
According to experts polled by the newspaper, although Moscow’s blacklist will not serve as a deciding factor in the EU’s decision on the sanctions, it brings the confrontation to a new level. […]
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