Boris Johnson sanctioned by Russia as PM is banned from ever entering country

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been sanctioned by Russia, alongside Cabinet ministers including Liz Truss, Dominic Raab and Rishi Sunak, in response to the UK’s support for Ukraine

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Putin bans Boris Johnson from ever entering Russia

Boris Johnson has been sanctioned by the Kremlin and included on the official Russian “stop list” – and is now banned from entering the country.

The Prime Minister tops the list of UK subjects no longer allowed to enter the Russian Federation, alongside Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Ben Wallace, Dominic Raab, Grant Shapps and Priti Patel.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is also listed, along with former Prime Minister Theresa May, who authorised sanctions after the Salisbury poison incident in 2018.

Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement: “In connection with the unprecedented hostile actions of the British government, expressed, in particular, in the imposition of sanctions against top officials of the Russian Federation, a decision was made to include key members of the British government and a number of political figures in the Russian ‘stop list’.”

It accused the British Government of taking a “Russophobic course” by encouraging other countries to also start “senseless and counterproductive” sanctions against the nation.

Johnson is joined on the list by a number of his Cabinet ministers, including Liz Truss, Dominic Raab and Rishi Sunak



The statement added: “In the near future, this list will be expanded to include British politicians and parliamentarians who contribute to whipping up anti-Russian hysteria.”

The UK has imposed sanctions on Russia since February, in the immediate aftermath of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

These have then been ramped up in recent weeks, after the full-scale of Russia’s alleged war crimes were uncovered in Bucha, where hundreds of people were found to have been tortured and executed at close range.

Police have also said the bodies of more than 900 Ukrainian civilians were found in Kyiv since Russia’s withdrawal, with around 95% of them having died from gunshot wounds.

The UK has stepped up the sanctions after the atrocities of Bucha were uncovered


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Earlier this month, Britain announced it would end all imports of Russian coal and oil by the end of the year, while gas imports would then be stopped “as soon as possible thereafter”.

Foreign Secretary Truss also confirmed a full asset freeze on Russia’s biggest bank, Sberbank.

Last month the Kremlin singled out Johnson as the “most active” opponent of the war in Ukraine in a threatening message to the UK.

Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, who has himself been sanctioned by the UK, said: “As for Mr Johnson, we see him as the most active participant in the race to be anti-Russian. It will lead to a foreign policy dead end.”

A woman identifies the corpse of her relative as officials continue to exhume the bodies of civilians who died during Russia’s invasion


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The Prime Minister has denied being anti-Russian, but acknowledged he was “deeply hostile” to the war in Ukraine.

Speaking at a press conference at Nato HQ in Brussels, he said: “I don’t think there is a single person round the table in Nato or the G7 who is against Russians or the Russian people.

“Least of all me. I am probably the only prime minister in UK history to be called Boris.”

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