Today, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has imposed sanctions on 287 members of the House of Commons, including the local MP for Louth & Horncastle, Victoria Atkins MP, in retaliation for UK measures over the Ukraine invasion.
Ms Atkins and other MPs will no longer be allowed to enter Russia. The Russian Government have stated that the banned MPs “took the most active part in the establishment of anti-Russian sanctions instruments in London and contribute to the groundless whipping up of Russophobic hysteria in the UK.”
Victoria Atkins MP said,
“I consider it a badge of honour to have been sanctioned by the Russian government. I stand with Ukraine.”