Russia has banned the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and other senior UK Ministers from entering Russia over UK’s “hostile” position towards Russia on the war on Ukraine.
The UK government has been criticizing Russia over its invasion of Ukraine and has made available millions of pounds as aid to Ukraine.
On 16 April, Russia announced that UK’s Defense Secretary, Ben Wallace, and Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, and other 10 members of the Cabinet are barred from entering the country.
Moscow stated that the decision was reached in retaliation to UK’s sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine.
“London’s unbridled information and political campaign aimed at isolating Russia internationally, creating conditions for containing our country and strangling the domestic economy” were responsible for its decision,” Russia’s statement read in part.
It added: “In essence, the British leadership is deliberately aggravating the situation around Ukraine, pumping the Kyiv regime with lethal weapons and coordinating similar efforts on the part of Nato.”
The complete list of United Kingdom politicians banned by Russia include;
-Prime Minister Boris Johnson
-Foreign Secretary Liz Truss
-Defence Secretary Ben Wallace
-First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon
-Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor, and Secretary of State for Justice Dominic Raab
-Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps
-Home Secretary Priti Patel
-The Chancellor Rishi Sunak
-Minister of Entrepreneurship, Energy and Industrial Strategy Kwasi Kwarteng
-Minister of Digitalization, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries
Minister for the Armed Forces James Heappey
-Attorney General for England and Wales and advocate general for -Northern Ireland Suella Braverman
Conservative MP and former British Prime Minister Theresa May
The move comes after the United States of America and United Kingdom governments increased sanctions on Russia this week.
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