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Boris Johnson Banned From Ever Entering Russia

Boris Johnson Banned From Ever Entering Russia

Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, and Ben Wallace have been sanctioned by Vladimir Putin's government

Russia has banned UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson from ever entering the country because of his 'hostile' position against the current government.

Johnson, as well as UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace have been sanctioned by the Kremlin and put onto the ‘stop list’ meaning they are not allowed to enter Russia.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, Home Secretary Priti Patel, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon are also included on the list and prohibited from visiting Russia.

Several members of Johnson's government have been banned.

In a statement, Vladimir Putin's government said: "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'."

Johnson has been outspoken of his criticism of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as travelling to Ukraine to meet with Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a show of solidarity.

On April 5, he also penned a message to the Russian people imploring them to take their government to task over alleged war crimes in Ukraine.

Nicola Sturgeon has also been put on the 'stop list'.

Johnson wrote: “The Russian people deserve the truth, you deserve the facts.

“The atrocities committed by Russian troops in Bucha, Irpin and elsewhere in Ukraine have horrified the world.

“Civilians massacred – shot dead with their hands tied.

“Women raped in front of their young children.

“Bodies crudely burned, dumped in mass graves, or just left lying in the street.

“The reports are so shocking, so sickening, it’s no wonder your government is seeking to hide them from you.

”Your president knows that if you could see what was happening, you would not support his war.

“He knows that these crimes betray the trust of every Russian mother who proudly waves goodbye to her son as he heads off to join the military.

“And he knows they are a stain on the honour of Russia itself.”

“A stain that will only grow larger and more indelible every day this war continues.”

Johnson has unequivocally criticised Putin's invasion of Ukraine.

Johnson continued: But don’t just take my word for it.

“All you need is VPN connection to access independent information from anywhere in the world.

“And when you find the truth, share it.

“Those responsible will be held to account.

“And history will remember who looked the other way.

“Your president stands accused of committing war crimes.

“But I cannot believe he’s acting in your name.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: UK News, Politics, World News, Russia, Ukraine, Boris Johnson, Vladimir Putin