Notorious Russian MP Zhirinovsky misidentified in EU sanctions documents
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Notorious Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, despite his active support of Russia's military intervention in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, has not been banned from freely travelling throughout the European Union because of what seems a clerical error, DELFI has discovered.
This week the European Union imposed further sanctions on Russia. This decision followed months of destabilisation of Ukraine by Russia, and months of political and diplomatic efforts to restore peace and stability.
The European Union (EU) should consolidate in the field of defense and countries of the euro area should also deepen their cooperation, Spain's Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said in Vilnius on Wednesday.
In an unconventional effort to convince EU officials that Belarus' nuclear power plant is a safety hazard, the Lithuanian government has arranged a hot-air balloon ride for the bloc's energy commissioner to show him how close the construction site is to the Lithuanian capital.