The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it had denied entry to the country for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and 10 other members of the British government and politicians.
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The entry ban extends to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Dominic Raab, as well as former Prime Minister Theresa May.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement:In view of the unprecedented hostility of the Government of the United Kingdom, in particular the imposition of sanctions on senior officials of the Russian Federation, (the Russian authorities) decided to add to the entry of Russia prominent members of the British Government and a number of political figures. block list“.
The full list of bans also includes Grant Shapps, Minister of Transport, Priti Patel, Minister of the Interior, Rishi Sunak, Minister of Finance, Kwasi Quarting, Minister of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Nadine Doris, Minister of Digital, Culture and Media. and Sports, James Hebe, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Nicola Sturgeon, Soyla Braverman, Attorney General for England and Wales.
“This decision comes in response to London’s unbridled media and political campaign to isolate Russia internationally, creating the conditions to isolate our country and stifle the local economy.Ministry indicated.
The ministry stressed that the UK is deliberately escalating tensions around Ukraine by providing lethal weapons there and coordinating NATO efforts for the same purpose.
Moscow also considers it unacceptable.”London also urges and strongly encourages not only its Western allies but also other countries to impose wide-ranging sanctions against Russia, which, however, are meaningless and counterproductive;“.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry,The main objective of the anti-Russian policy of the British authorities is the increase in negative attitudes towards Russia and the shortening of bilateral relations in almost all areas that are detrimental to the well-being and interests of the British people;“.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has also warned that it will soon expand a ban on British politicians and MPs who contribute to anti-Russian sentiment again.
The list is supplemented by the names of British politicians and MPs.Contribute to inciting anti-Russian hysteria, forcing the use of language that threatens the whole West in dialogue with Moscow, and unbridled incitement against the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv.The Russian Foreign Ministry concluded its statement.
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