MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In an interview with Rossiya-1 TV channel, Vladimir Chizhov said:
"Once EU [black] list is canceled, ours will be abolished."
On Saturday, a Russian Foreign Ministry source confirmed that EU member states' diplomatic missions had received a list of 89 politicians, diplomats and military experts barred from entering Russia.
On Tuesday, the European Parliament said in a press release on its website that it had restricted free access to the parliament’s building to the Russian ambassador, as well as one other diplomat, as a retaliatory measure for Moscow’s travel ban.
On Wednesday, Chizhov said the European Parliament had not limited access to its building for Russia’s envoy, as was earlier reported.
Russia’s move comes in response to the European Union’s sanctions campaign that includes travel bans on a number of Russian individuals, as part of broader sanctions over Moscow's alleged interference in the Ukrainian conflict.