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UK’s foreign secretary James Cleverly ‘sanctioned by Russia’

LONDON — British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly said Monday he is the latest minister to have be sanctioned by Moscow in a diplomatic tit-for-tat following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Cleverly, who was appointed to the top Foreign Office job in September, revealed he had been targeted in a post on Twitter.

Following the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine last year, Moscow announced it was banning hundreds of U.K. politicians from entering Russia. It came in retaliation to U.K. sanctions against a raft of Russian politicians.

Cleverly said: “I’ve been sanctioned by the Russian government. Good. If this is the price for supporting Ukrainian freedom, then I’m happy to be sanctioned #SlavaUkraini,” he said.

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