Russia bans 36 British citizens from entry

Police officers stand on duty outside the Russian Embassy in London on March 4, 2022. (TOLGA AKMEN / AFP)

MOSCOW — The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that 36 British citizens were barred from entering Russia due to London's policy of confrontation against Russia.

The blacklist includes members of the cabinet of ministers, representatives of security services as well as journalists, the ministry said in a statement without disclosing their names.

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Moscow denounced the British government for actively using personal sanctions and conducting an intensive propaganda campaign in a bid to discredit Russia and isolate it in the international arena.

"Having deliberately rejected a creative and constructive dialogue, London continues to pursue the policy of confrontation and, in collaboration with Washington, to spread false information about Russia," the ministry said in the statement.