Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department Artyom Kozhin’s answer to a media question regarding the adoption of the so-called Magnitsky List in Estonia
Question: Will you comment, please, on the entry bans for Russian citizens adopted in some countries, including the Baltics?
Artyom Kozhin: We certainly do not leave such unfriendly actions unanswered. The latest example is Estonia, which imposed an entry ban on 49 Russians listed on the Magnitsky List on March 29. Following that, the Estonian Ambassador was summoned to the Foreign Ministry, where he was told that a number of particularly anti-Russia political and public figures in Estonia will be denied entry to the country. We pointed out that the decision taken in Tallinn was proof of Estonia’s openly anti-Russia policy, which is damaging bilateral relations.
You probably know that earlier we provided an appropriate reply to a similar decision taken in Lithuania. Measures will also be taken against Latvia, which has joined this anti-Russia provocation campaign.