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Meeting of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin

Meeting of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin with deputies of the Second Chamber of the States General of the Netherlands

 

On February 5 this year the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin met with deputies of the Second Chamber of the States General of the Netherlands who had planned to go to Russia but then cancelled the visit citing entry restrictions on Sjoerd Sjoerdsma.

The Ambassador noted that the responsibility for the situation lies with the Netherlands which together with their EU partners imposed illegitimate sanctions on Russian parliamentarians and provoked our retaliatory measures.

The head of the Russian diplomatic mission stressed that sanctions against elected representatives are unacceptable; it contradicts the principles of the democracy and harms bilateral relations. Russia advocates the lifting of the travel bans on parliamentarians but the first step should be taken by those who introduced them.

After the meeting H.E. Alexander Shulgin answered questions from Dutch reporters.