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Russia Bars Entry for Public Figures from Norway, Greenland, Ireland, Faroe Islands

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Last Updated: April 30, 2022, 08:32 IST

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A Russian state flag flies over the Central Bank headquarters in Moscow, Russia. A sign reads: "Bank of Russia". (Image: Reuters file)

A Russian state flag flies over the Central Bank headquarters in Moscow, Russia. A sign reads: "Bank of Russia". (Image: Reuters file)

The individuals will be added to Russia's stop-list, and prohibited from entering the country

Russia has barred entry to the country for nine individuals from Iceland, three from Greenland, three from the Faroe Islands and 16 from Norway in a retaliatory move, the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The countermeasures were taken in response to the decisions made by Iceland, Norway and the Danish autonomies of Greenland and the Faroe Islands to join the European Union’s sanctions against Russia, the Ministry added on Friday.

The reciprocal measures were taken in relation to a number of parliamentarians, government members, business, media and academic representatives as well as public figures, who have actively “promoted anti-Russian rhetoric," and have participated in the implementation of anti-Russian policies, it said.

The individuals will be added to Russia’s stop-list, and prohibited from entering the country, Xinhua news agency reported.

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first published:April 30, 2022, 08:32 IST
last updated:April 30, 2022, 08:32 IST