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    Nikolay Kovalev, a member of the the Russian delegation said that the Austrian Foreign Ministry allowed Russian parliamentarians who are in sanctions list to enter the country for attendance the a session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA).

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Austria has agreed to allow the entry of Russian lawmakers, including those under sanctions, to attend a session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE PA), a member of the the Russian delegation said Thursday.

    "The situation is as follows: with a diplomatic passport we formally do not need a visa. We have an Austrian Foreign Ministry note saying that persons listed in it, including those subject to sanctions, are allowed to enter for the [OSCE PA] session. This was a response to a note by the Russian Foreign Ministry," parliament member Nikolay Kovalev told RIA Novosti.

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    sanctions, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Nikolay Kovalev, Russia, Austria
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