Romania OKs visit by Russian official under EU travel ban, saying he's attending int'l meeting

November 27, 2015 12:00 PM

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BUCHAREST, Romania – Romania's foreign ministry has defended a visit by a Russian legislator who is on a European Union sanctions list, saying restrictions do not apply for international meetings.

State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin arrived in Romania on Friday for a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.

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