- Aug 8, 2008
EU started first and Putin just proofed that both sides can play this gameHOWEVER in a meantime Russians tighten up visa rules for EU citizens: Germany criticizes Russia?s ?tightened? visa rules
Konstantin I. Kosachev, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the lower house of Parliament, condemned the proposed ban as “Bolshevik tactics” and said Russia might be forced to “very harshly retaliate” if the proposal went forward.
He said such pressure “could have extremely negative consequences for the entire relationship between Russia and the European Union.” Russia’s Foreign Ministry called the move “direct interference in the domestic affairs of a sovereign state, and open pressure on the judicial system of the Russian Federation.”