Russia sanctions 287 additional members of house of commons
According to the Foreign Ministry, 287 members of the UK House of Commons have been added to the Russian sanctions list.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russia has added 287 members of the UK House of Commons to the sanctions list.
In mid-April, Russia implemented sanctions against the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Foreign Minister Elizabeth Truss, Defense Minister Ben Wallace, and other top-level officials as they have been banned from entering Russia.
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In a statement, the Ministry stated, "In response to the decision of the UK government, made on March 11, to include 386 lawmakers of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to the sanctions list, on the basis of reciprocity, [the ministry] imposes personal restrictions on 287 members of the House of Commons of the British Parliament."
According to the Ministry, sanctioned persons are not permitted to visit Russia since they actively participated in the UK establishing anti-Russia sanctions.
Over 1,000 Russian individuals and businesses have so far been sanctioned by the US, UK, and the EU.