European Union (EU)
Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer being summoned to the Foreign Ministry
On April 30, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation Markus Ederer was summoned to the Foreign Ministry where he was notified of Russia’s response measures to the anti-Russia sanctions by the European Council on March 2 and 22, 2021.
Eight citizens of EU countries and representatives from EU agencies were banned from entering the territory of the Russian Federation in a reciprocal response. Their names have been published due to the EU-initiated unprecedented difficulties in Russia-EU relations.
Mr Ederer was told that we consider the EU’s unilateral restrictions a violation of international legal standards. They run counter to the principles of equitable and respectful cooperation between countries. We reserve the right to continue responding to any unfriendly actions on the part of the EU.