Russia-Ukraine war: Some of UK’s top journalists barred from Russiaon June 14, 2022 at 3:40 pm

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Russia bans dozens of journalists and defence figures in response to UK sanctions imposed on Russians.

BBC Director General Tim Davie, Orla Guerin and Clive Myrie were included in the ban

Russia has barred a number of top UK-based journalists and defence figures as part of a series of sanctions, in response to UK measures on an array of Russian public figures.

The BBC’s Clive Myrie, Orla Guerin and Nick Robinson, who have reported from Ukraine, and Director General Tim Davie are on the list of 29 media figures.

So too are journalists from Sky TV, The Times, Guardian, Channel Four and ITV.

Russia has already banned hundreds of elected British MPs.

The foreign ministry in Moscow announced that work on expanding the list would continue.

“The British journalists included on the list are involved in deliberate dissemination of false and one-sided information about Russia and events in Ukraine and Donbas,” Russia’s foreign ministry said. “With their biased assessments they also contribute to fuelling Russophobia in British society.”

Among the other high-profile journalists on the list are John Witherow, editor of The Times, Chris Evans of the Telegraph, Katharine Viner of the Guardian and Ted Verity of the Daily Mail.

Correspondents Stuart Ramsay of Sky News, Shaun Walker and Luke Harding of the Guardian and Nick Beake and Paul Adams of the BBC are on the list, along with TV presenters Sophy Ridge and Cathy Newman, columnists Con Coughlin and Gideon Rachman and Russia academic Mark Galeotti.

Beyond the world of journalism there are senior figures in the armed forces, including Royal Navy chief Adm Sir Ben Key and Air Force chief Sir Michael Wigston. The head of Thales UK, Alex Cresswell, and several senior colleagues are barred from Russia as are a number of top figures from BAE Systems, including overall CEO Charles Woodburn.

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