Russia said on Monday it was blacklisting 39 British nationals, including Labor Party leader Keir Starmer and former prime minister David Cameron.
London has been one of Kyiv’s most vocal supporters since President Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine on February 24. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said the citizens on the list, including journalists, were “contributing to London’s hostile approach aimed at destroying our country and its international standing. Secession”.
“The choice in favor of conflict is a conscious decision by the British political establishment, which bears full responsibility for the consequences,” the ministry added.
Moscow has banned several dozen British nationals – mostly politicians and journalists – from entering Russia since the start of its military campaign in Ukraine. The new additions include several Labor MPs, Scottish politicians and members of the House of Lords.
Media names include Jonathan Munro, head of BBC newsgathering, TV presenter Piers Morgan and BBC news presenter Hugh Edwards.
In a separate development on Monday, the Attorney General’s Office designated the Calvert 22 Foundation, a UK non-profit group, as an “undesirable” organisation. The group was founded in 2009 by Russian-born economist Nona Materkova.
It was published. Calvert Journal, an award-winning online magazine that explores culture in Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia. Its publication was halted after Moscow sent troops into Ukraine.
The “undesirable organization” tag, reserved for foreign groups, allows Russian authorities to ban their work in the country. It also carries the risk of fines or jail time for Russians working with the organizations.
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