The Kremlin is indignant at Finland’s refusal to let Speaker of Russia’s State Duma Sergey Naryshkin into its territory for attending a session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
“It was shocking and unacceptable step. It was not just a visit to Finland. Naryshkin was going to attend an international event,” the Russian President’s Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.
Earlier, EADaily quoted Spokesperson of the Finnish Foreign Ministry Vesa Hakkinen as saying that Finland had denied entry to the Speaker of Russia’s State Duma as he was on the EU’s sanction list.
At the session Russia is going to appear with two documents: one of them bans the use of any sanctions against MPs from the OSCE member-states, the other calls on the OSCE members to develop and implement joint measures to prevent nationalism.