The Latvian Foreign Ministry called the decision of the Russian Foreign Ministry to include the head of the State Language Center Maris Baltins and the Chairman of the National Council for Electronic Media Ivars Abolins in the list of those who are not allowed to enter the country as an attempt to put pressure on Latvia in matters of state language and media policy.
“We consider this an openly unacceptable interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign state. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will not leave such actions without a proper reaction, ”the Latvian ministry said in a statement. Earlier, Moscow named eight citizens of EU countries and representatives of official structures of the EU, who are prohibited from entering Russia. The black list was published on April 30 on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry, among them was the head of the EP David Maria Sassoli. So Russia answered