June 20, 2018 / 2:47 PM / 6 months ago

Russia gives Latvia list of citizens banned from entry

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it had given Latvia a list of Latvian citizens it has banned from entering Russia for their “Russophobic” views and calls to tighten sanctions against Russia.

The entry ban is retaliation for a similar move by Latvia with regard to 49 Russian citizens, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Catherine Evans

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