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Russia bans entry of 121 Australians from media and defense

2022-06-16T12:09:49.009Z

Russia on Thursday, June 16, banned access to its territory to 121 Australian citizens working in particular in the field of media and...



Russia banned access to its territory on Thursday June 16 to 121 Australian citizens working in particular in the field of the media and defense, in retaliation for the sanctions imposed by Australia against Moscow for its offensive in Ukraine.

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Entry into the Russian Federation (...) is closed for an indefinite period

" to these citizens, said a press release from the Russian Foreign Ministry.

In April, Moscow had already announced personal sanctions against Australian leaders, including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and many ministers and parliamentarians, barring them from entering Russia, reciprocal measures to those taken by Australia.

Thursday's list is devoted to "

structures, businessmen, experts and journalists who form the Russophobic agenda

" in Australia, says the Russian ministry.

There are university professors, media bosses and journalists as well as members of the armed forces or the Australian Ministry of Defence.

Source: lefigaro

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