Boris Johnson: Russia blocked Boris Johnson in the country because of the Ukrainian war. Russia has barred Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other prime ministers. From entering Russia because of the UK’s “hostile” stance on the Ukrainian war.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and 10 other senior politicians – most of them Cabinet members – were also banned.
Moscow said the decision was made in retaliation for UK sanctions since it invaded Ukraine.
In March, Moscow banned US President Joe Biden from doing the same.
The full list is:
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson
- Secretary of State Liz Truss
- Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace
- Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor, and National Secretary of Justice Dominic Raab
- Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps
- Home Secretary Priti Patel
- Chancellor Rishi Sunak
- Minister of Commerce, Energy and Industry Kwasi Kwarteng
- Minister of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries
- And Minister of Defense James Heappey
- First Scottish Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon
- England and Wales Attorney General and Northern Ireland Attorney General Suella Braverman
- Conservative MP and British Prime Minister Theresa May
Russia’s Foreign Ministry
In a statement, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said: “London’s uncontrolled media campaign. And political campaign aimed at separating Russia from the rest of the world. Because creating conditions for our country and stifling the domestic economy” are at stake.
He added: “In fact, the British leadership is deliberately aggravating the situation around Ukraine. Bombing the Kyiv regime with deadly weapons and coordinating similar efforts on the Nato side.”
The UK government has said it remains “firm” in its support for Ukraine despite the move. Adding that it condemns Russia’s “atrocities” in the country.
The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, also responded to the sanctions. Describing President Putin as a “war criminal” and vowing “he will not stop criticizing himself and his government”.
US governments announced further sanctions
Earlier this week, UK and US governments announced further sanctions on Russia.
The sanctions included financial measures designed to hurt. Because the Russian economy and punish Russian President Vladimir Putin, top officials and people who benefited from his rule.
Nato countries – including the UK and the US – also supply weapons, ammunition and other weapons of war to Ukraine. Although they have decided that they can be sent by Nato troops or use a non-fly base.
On Wednesday, the US said more sophisticated offensive weapons. Would be sent to Ukraine as part of a $ 800m (£ 612m) package.
Stop sending weapons to Ukraine.
In response. Moscow on Friday warned the US that there would be “unintended consequences”. If it refused to stop sending weapons to Ukraine.
Revenge of this kind was always possible because Russia sees the UK as one of the international. Actors most involved in efforts to support the Ukrainian war and divides Russia economically and politically.
Russia’s move is unlikely to make a difference in the travel plans of 13 British politicians. Because it is not possible for one of them to have a trip to Moscow in their diaries.
But it speaks of the Kremlin’s growing anger over the way Western countries have responded. To its attack on Ukraine and its determination to criticize. Those it sees as taking part in dividing Russia in the past. Theresa May has helped organize masses. the dismissal of dozens of Russian politicians. From more than 20 Western allies following the use of Russia’s agent in Salisbury in 2018.
Deployment of Western troops in Ukraine
Russia has warned that the deployment of Western troops in Ukraine could have “unintended consequences”.
Prohibition of political leaders is by no means a surprise. What worries officials in London, Washington. And elsewhere is that Russia has the potential, because perhaps the desire. To resort to other forms of warfare, including the use of unconventional weapons.