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Russia adds Judin, Maizitis and Hermanis to its list of personae non gratae

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe Russian government has added Latvian Saeima deputy Andrejs Judins, Director of Latvian Constitution Protection Office Janis Maizitis and director Alvis Hermanis on its list of EU personae non gratae, according to information from LETA.

Press-secretary to the Latvian Foreign Ministry Karlis Eihenbaums refused to voice the names of Latvian citizens who have been added to Russia’s ‘blacklist’. He only said he is sad about Russia’s actions, because he sees no logical reasons behind the decision to deny these people the right to enter Russia.

«It seems Russia simply acts based on its own motivation of not owing Latvia. We do not consider this approach to be reasonable or constructive,» – notes Eihenbaums, adding that specific figures have been informed of Russia’s most recent decision.

Hermanis, who had cancelled his participation in theatrical performances in Moscow after Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, said he has no information about any decision to add him to the list of personae non gratae of Russia.

Hermanis has not visited Russia in the past four years and does not plan to in the near future. This is why he is not the least bit worried about being added to this list.

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  1. Linda says:

    well then, tit for tat. I think we should all refrain from visiting Russia, and definitely try not to walk close to the frontier …. of course we could all take up fishing in the Narva river or bird watching with binoculars! It’s probably better at Mehikoorma even closer to the frontier!

  2. Brian says:

    Russian politicians are very simple people.

    Sanctions are imposed by the West because of their aggression, so they prevent the imports of food for their citizens. I’m sure there are no shortages on the Putin dinner table.

    And now sanctions on people entering Russia. How childish.

    The Russian government can’t keep the truth away from its citizens forever.

  3. Linda says:

    October sees Putin griping about Moldava seeking associate membership of EU. In his words: “But where was Moldava, why could we (Russian) not agree with Moldava associate membership. We (Russia) wanted, repeatedly suggested this option but regrettably could not clarify an agreement with our Moldovian colleagues”. reported Putin. What a shame that Russian government does not understand why countries do not want to be part of their “federation”. Firstly, the actions against Ukraine have un-nerved previous candidates for the “federation”, secondly, Russia wishes to impose Russian language on all the “federated” states as the official language – why what’s wrong with translated documents and why should sovereign states be forced to use another states imposed language!! Into this in time would be a requirement to bow to Russian dictates and also have to seek permission to trade elsewhere!

  4. Azorchistas says:

    Linda, move to Africa and contribute to the society by helping poor children that have HIV, Cancer and Hepatitis C and other diseases.

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