Zakharova called unjustified ban on the entry of a sailboat


RIA Novosti

The Finland’s decision of banning entry of Russian sailing ship “Kruzenshtern”, located on the åland Islands Mariehamn port is grounded. On Friday said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“Unfortunately the decision of the Finnish authorities to refuse training sailing ship in the sunset, it was planned for 18-20 September at the port of Mariehamn on the åland Islands, despite the invitation of the city administration, she said. Is nothing informed decision is all the more strange that just a few weeks before this, the ship came to the Finnish ports of Kotka and Turku in the international regatta of sailing ships The Tall Ships Races. Residents of the åland Islands were deprived of the opportunity to see firsthand the legendary four-masted barque that invariably causes a great interest of the public in coastal cities around the world.”

Information about forbidding sailboat port in the åland Islands distributed on 28 August, the newspaper Hufvudstadsbladet. The General staff of the defence forces of Finland has not commented on the decision, reported TASS the representative of the Minister Eero Karhuvaara.