Boris Johnson: Vladimir Putin puts him on Russia's 'stop list', here's what it means

Following Johnson's outspoken criticism against Putin's invasion of Ukraine, Russia has banned several members of British government from entering their country.

Vladimir Putin has banned several key members of the British government for disapproving of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. According to Russian government, those banned displayed 'unprecedented hostile actions' against them.

Who else is banned from entering Russia?

The sanction is also extended to: UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, Home Secretary Priti Patel, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. This means that those banned will no longer be able to enter the country for as long as Putin is government head of the country. In a public statement, the Russian government announced:

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's outspoken disapproval of Russia's invasion

Since the beginning of the invasion, Boris Johnson has been very vocal about condemning Putin's cruel actions affecting millions of Ukrainian lives. In a statement he made to Russians worldwide who have been blinded by the country's censorship of the war in Ukraine, Johnson said:

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.

Before adding:

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.

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