YEMEN Press Agency

Russia imposes sanctions against 23 British officers

WORLD, March 17 (YPA) -The Russian Foreign Ministry has banned 23 British citizens from entering the country, the Novosti news agency reported, citing the ministry’s statement.

According to the ministry, the restrictions were imposed on commanders of military formations which had provided instructors for the training of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the UK.

The list of British nationals who are now barred from entering Russia also includes the management of Zinc Network Corporation, as represented by CEO Robert Elliott, Executive Director Scott Brown and Executive Director of Research and Strategy Louis Brooke, the statement said.

The ministry additionally highlighted that restrictions were also imposed on a number of judges and officials of the British penal system who have been implicated in the persecution of independent journalists.