Arbuzov, Klyuev, Azarov – Austrian citizens? MP Harms clarifies her statement

Radio Svoboda reported today: Serhiy Arbuzov, Andriy Klyuev, and Mykola Azarov hold Austrian passports, said Rebecca Harms, co-chairman of the German Green Party and “European Free Alliance” in the European Parliament during a speech in Strasbourg.

“Arbuzov, Kliuev and Azarov — the people responsible for the violence and terror in the Ukraine — have Austrian passports and are free to enter the EU,” she said. “We learned about this from our Austrian colleagues. They are free to leave the country, while they are responsible for the violence in Ukraine,” she said. Harms called on the EU to implement sanctions against officials responsible for violence against participants in peaceful protests in Ukraine. “Is is precisely limiting their entry into the EU that the Ukrainian people demand. A very strict visa regime should be implemented against these people. And the complicated process for issuing visas for ordinary citizens should be facilitated for entry into the EU,” said Harms.

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