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1629 days have passed since the Salisbury incident - no credible information or response from the British authorities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1621 days have passed since the death of Nikolay Glushkov on British soil - no credible information or response from the British authorities



Foreign Ministry Statement on personal sanctions on UK citizens in the media and the defence lobby

In response to the British government’s anti-Russia actions to impose personal sanctions on our country’s leading journalists and heads of defence companies,Russiahas included senior executives and correspondents from a number of major British media, as well as representatives of the command of the armed forces, the defence industry, and theUKdefence lobby on the Russian “stop list.”

The British journalists included in the list are involved in the deliberate dissemination of false and one-sided information aboutRussiaand the developments inUkraineand Donbass. Their biased assessments contribute to fueling Russophobia in British society.

Individuals associated with theUKdefence complex are involved in making decisions on weapons supplies toUkraine. The weapons are used by local punishers and Nazi units to kill civilians and to destroy civilian infrastructure.

The following is a list of British subjects who are no longer allowed entry into theRussian Federation.

Media representatives

  1. ShaunWALKER, correspondent, The Guardian;
  2. Con COUGHLIN, columnist, The Daily Telegraph;
  3. Stuart RAMSAY, chief correspondent, Sky News;
  4. James ROTHWELL, journalist, The Daily Telegraph;
  5. John WITHEROW, Editor-in-Chief, The Times;
  6. Chris EVANS, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Telegraph;
  7. Richard Simon SHARP, Chairman of the BBC Board of Governors;
  8. Timothy Douglas DAVIE, Director-General, BBC Broadcasting Company;
  9.  Katharine Sophie VINER, Editor-in-Chief, The Guardian;
  10.  Clive MYRIE, journalist and anchorman, BBC News;
  11.  Orla GUERIN, correspondent, BBC News;
  12.  Nicholas Anthony ROBINSON, BBC presenter;
  13.  Paul ADAMS, BBC correspondent;
  14.  Nicholas BEAKE, BBC correspondent;
  15.  Alexander James THOMSON, chief correspondent and presenter, Channel 4 News;
  16.  Dan RIVERS, correspondent, ITV News;
  17.  Peter BEAUMONT, senior reporter, The Guardian;
  18.  Emma GRAHAM-HARRISON, correspondent, The Guardian;
  19.  Sophy RIDGE, journalist and presenter, Sky News;
  20.  Catherine Elizabeth NEWMAN, journalist and presenter, Channel 4 News;
  21.  Edward VERITY, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Mail;
  22.  Christian BROUGHTON, Editor-in-Chief, The Independent;
  23.  Larisa BROWN, defence editor, The Times;
  24.  Mark GALEOTTI, political scientist;
  25.  Joseph BARNES, correspondent, The Daily Telegraph;
  26.  Gideon RACHMAN, columnist, The Financial Times;
  27.  Luke Daniel HARDING, correspondent, The Guardian;
  28.  Dominic Ralph Campden LAWSON, columnist, The Sunday Times and Daily Mail;
  29.  Lawrence David FREEDMAN, columnist, The Sunday Times.


Persons associated with the defence complex

  1. Jeremy Mark QUIN, Minister of State for Defence Procurement;
  2. Leo DOCHERTY, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, People and Veterans;
  3. Benjamin John KEY, Fleet Commander, Chief of Staff of the Royal Navy;
  4. Michael WIGSTON, Chief of the Air Staff;
  5. Robert Andrew MAGOWAN, Deputy Commander UK Strategic Command;
  6. Charles Richard STICKLAND, Chief of Joint Operations,UKArmed Forces;
  7. Roger Martyn CARR, Chairman, BAE Systems;
  8. Charles Nicholas WOODBURN, Board Member, Group Chief Executive Officer, BAE Systems;
  9. David ARMSTRONG, Group Managing Director, BAE Systems;
  10. Glynn Stuart PHILLIPS, Group Managing Director, BAE Systems;
  11. Clifford Mark ROBSON, Group Managing Director, BAE Systems;
  12. Alexander Colin Kynaston CRESSWELL, Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO of ThalesUK;
  13. Christopher Benoit Waller SHAW, Chief Operating Officer of ThalesUK;
  14. Paul GOSLING, Vice President, ThalesUK;
  15. Ewen Angus MCCRORIE, Vice President, ThalesUK;
  16. Suzanne Jayne STRATTON, Vice President, ThalesUK;
  17. Lynne WATSON, Vice President, ThalesUK;
  18. Gregory Lloyd CAMPBELL, member of the British House of Commons;
  19. Gavin James ROBINSON, member of the British House of Commons;
  20. Samuel WILSON, member of the British House of Commons.


The stop list will be expanded.




17.08.2022 - Letter to the Editor of “Financial Times” on the article “Russia rebuffs calls to allow access to Ukraine nuclear power plant” (12/08/2022), 15 August, 2022

Assuming the worst about Russia’s motives seems to have become instinctive to some Western media. However one wonders whether twisting facts to fit the prearranged narrative may pose risks not just for editorial standards but indeed the safety and well-being of all Europeans.

16.08.2022 - Embassy comment on hostile actions by YouTube, 16 August, 2022

On 15 August, YouTube deleted without warning 29 videos from the Embassy channel. Most of the videos were Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin’s interviews dated from 3 March to 15 August 2022.

08.08.2022 - Embassy comment on the current situation around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, 8 August, 2022

The Zaporozhye NPP was secured by Russian military servicemen at an early stage of the ongoing Special Military Operation with a clear objective – to prevent Ukrainian nationalist formations and foreign mercenaries from carrying out deliberately staged provocations and “false flag” attacks with predictably catastrophic consequences. The plant is run by the Ukrainian energy operator, but Russian military servicemen ensure the safety and security of the power plant.

08.08.2022 - Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on anniversary of the August events of 2008 in the South Caucasus, 8 August 2022

Today, on the 14th anniversary of the beginning of Georgia’s military aggression against the people of South Ossetia and the Russian peacekeepers of the Joint Peacekeeping Forces in the zone of the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict, we yet again pay the tribute to the memory of the victims of that treacherous attack and to the courage of those who sacrificed their lives to save the South Ossetian people from extirpation.

06.08.2022 - Statement by Mr. Igor Vishnevetskii, Deputy Head of the Russian Delegation, at the 8th Plenary Meeting of the 10th NPT Review Conference, 6 August 2022

Right during our meeting, alarming information is coming about the situation at the Zaporozhye NPP. Just two hours ago, the Ukrainian armed forces shelled the Zaporozhye NPP with large-caliber artillery. The shells hit the facility distributing electricity to the plant, which is fraught with the risk of its blackout.There is a fire in the area of the shelling as pipelines were damaged.

05.08.2022 - Statement by Mr. Andrey Belousov, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the Russian Federation at the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (Cluster I, Nuclear Disarmament) 5, August 2022

Nuclear disarmament is at the forefront of the international agenda. Despite visible progress in strategic arms reduction, the nuclear powers are accused of almost sabotaging their disarmament obligations. We cannot agree with this interpretation, at least with regard to the Russian Federation.

05.08.2022 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions following ASEAN ministerial meetings, Phnom Penh, August 5, 2022

We held a Russia-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meeting. This is an annual event. We reviewed the implementation of the agreements reached at the Russia-ASEAN summit in the autumn of 2021 held via videoconference. The summit adopted an important document – the Comprehensive Plan of Action (CPA) to implement the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Russian Federation strategic partnership (2021–2025).

03.08.2022 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions following talks with Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Wunna Maung Lwin, Nay Pyi Taw, August 3, 2022

We held good talks with our colleagues from Myanmar. This year, we have intensively developed contacts in all areas. Our mechanisms for cooperation include the trade, economic, military, military-technical, humanitarian and education fields.

02.08.2022 - Statement by Mr. Igor Vishnevetskii, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the Russian Federation at the 10th NPT Review Conference (General Debate), New York , August 2, 2022

In over half a century of its existence, the Treaty has become a key element of the international system of security and strategic stability. The obligations stipulated by the Treaty in the areas of non-proliferation, disarmament, and the peaceful use of nuclear energy fully serve the interests of nuclear and non-nuclear-weapon states alike.

02.08.2022 - Foreign Ministry’s statement on personal sanctions on British politicians, journalists, and businesspeople, 1 August, 2022

In response to the British government’s expanding list of personal sanctions on the leading representatives of Russia’s social and political circles, business and the media, Russia has included the British politicians, journalists, and businesspeople, who promote London’s hostile policy aimed at demonising Russia and isolating it internationally, on the Russian “stop list.”

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