GROZNY, July 26 (RIA Novosti) – Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov is planning to compile his own sanctions list and impose an entry ban on those included in it, a statement on Kadyrov’s Instagram said on Saturday.
“Today I have made a decision to compile my own sanctions list, which includes US President Barack Obama, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman van Rompuy, the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and European Parliament President Martin Schulz,” the statement reads.
Kadyrov added that he ordered to “freeze their bank accounts and any other assets. Starting from July, 27 the politicians will be denied entry to the Chechen Republic.”
The measure comes in response to recent sanctions announced by the European Union against a number of high-ranking Russian officials accused of undermining Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
Apart from Kadyrov, the EU blacklist includes Russian Federal Security Service chief Aleksander Bortnikov, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, head of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service Mikhail Fradkov.