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Russia bans British Prime Minister Boris Johnson


Moscow announced on Saturday that it was banning access to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and several other top UK officials, after London imposed sanctions on Russia over its military operation in Ukraine.

“This step was taken in response to London’s unbridled information and political campaign aimed at isolating Russia internationally, creating conditions to restrict our country and strangling the domestic economy,” the Foreign Ministry said. said in a statement.

The ministry accused London of “unprecedented hostility”, especially with reference to sanctions against Russia’s senior officials.

“The British leadership is deliberately exacerbating the situation around Ukraine, pumping the Kyiv regime with deadly weapons and coordinating similar efforts on behalf of NATO,” the ministry said.

Russia’s blacklist includes British Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defense Minister Ben Wallace, former Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Britain has been part of an international effort to punish Russia with asset freezes, travel bans and economic sanctions since President Vladimir Putin moved troops to Ukraine on February 24.

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