The Kremlin considered the ban for the State Duma member Sergei Naryshkin to enter Finland as an “outrageous and unacceptable” step, said Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for the President of Russia, Joinfo.ua reports.
“Of course, we think it is outrageous,” said Peskov.
He noted that the Speaker of the State Duma was going to Finland not to discuss bilateral relations, but for an international event – the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
“So, of course, we find such a refusal unacceptable,” said Peskov, adding that expert assessment of this can only be given by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
It should be recalled that the State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin not allowed to Helsinki for the OSCE PA session. Back in May, Sergei Naryshkin, the head of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, announced his intention to head the Russian delegation at the session in Helsinki. However, in March 2014, the EU Council banned Sergei Naryshkin from entering the European Union countries, and after that the ban has not been lifted.