Boris Johnson barred from Russia


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been barred from entering Russia over the UK’s “hostile” stance on the war in Ukraine, Moscow has said.

Russia’s foreign ministry said Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, former prime minister Theresa May and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon were among 13 British government members and politicians barred from entering the country.

The move was taken “in view of the unprecedented hostile action by the British government, in particular the imposition of sanctions against senior Russian officials”, the ministry said in a statement, adding that it would expand the list soon.

Russia has already barred US President Joe Biden and a string of other US officials from entering the country.