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    Entry Ban for Montenegrin Lawmaker Part of Response to EU Sanctions - Moscow

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    The ban on entry to lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro is related to Russia's mirror response to anti-Russian sanctions imposed by the European Union, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Earlier on Monday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro handed a protest note to the Russian ambassador in Podgorica in connection with "inappropriate" conduct by Russian authorities against Miodrag Vucovic, who was deported to Montenegro.

    "It's no secret that Montenegro has joined anti-Russian EU sanctions, including against individuals. We have always said that we reserve the right to take response measures on the basis of reciprocity, as is customary in diplomatic practice," ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

    The corresponding explanations will be given to the Montenegrin side, Zakharova added.

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