The demand to Gorbachev to ban entry to the EU equates Ukraine to the countries that condemn it, – Grishchenko

Требование запретить Горбачеву въезд в Европу приравнивает Украину к странам, ею осуждаемым, - Грищенко

In Europe there is freedom of expression the position of individuals – those who do not hold public office. About this channel “112 Ukraine” said the ex-Minister of foreign Affairs Kostyantyn Gryshchenko, commenting on the initiative to ban entry to the EU Mikhail Gorbachev, who supported the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

“This is a private person. If we go this by prohibiting statements of a particular thought, then, perhaps, will not be different from States which themselves condemn. But I fully agree that this is outrageous,” – said Grishchenko.

We will remind, with the request to Gorbachev to ban entry to the EU the EU delegation appealed the people’s Deputy from “popular front” Anton Gerashchenko. Earlier, Gorbachev in an interview with The Sunday Times said that the accession of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia in March 2014 is the right solution. According to him, he would have done the same, as Russian President Vladimir Putin if I was in a similar situation.

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