British officials banned from Russia in “tit-for-tat” reprisals

Alexei Navalny

More British officials have been banned from going to Russia in a tit-for-tat response to UK sanctions imposed after the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Russia called the restrictions “unconstructive and unfriendly”.

A statement added that Russia had “decided to expand the number of British citizens who are denied entry to our country.”

Last October the British Government said it would follow the EU in sanctions against Russian officials.

The action came after the attack on Navalny with the Novichok nerve agent.

British penalties included entry bans and freezing the assets of six Russian officials, including the head of the Federal Security Services (FSB).

 


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.



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