"At the request of Poland without an explanation of the reasons, by decision of 17.11.2017, I am banned from entering the EU for three years. I regard this as a political revenge of the Poles," Bondarenko said.
Bondarenko also published on Facebook a photo of his passport page with a dated stamp. "That's how a stamp banning entry into the EU looks like," Bondarenko wrote.
The political scientist told Sputnik that he had planned to go to Berlin for one day at the invitation of the Left Party of Germany ("Die Linke") to their meeting in connection with the beginning of the political year. Bondarenko said he also wanted to invite the party's co-leader, Sahra Wagenknecht, to Russia.