FILE PHOTO: A flag flies outside the consular section of Russia's Embassy in London, Britain, March 20, 2018.
REUTERS/Toby MelvilleMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has banned entry to 25 British citizens in retaliation for similar measures by Britain, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Saturday, without providing their names.
Britain brought sanctions against 25 Russians and 20 Saudis in July as part of post-Brexit measures foreign minister Dominic Raab said were aimed at stopping the laundering of “blood money”.
The British list includes Russian nationals Britain has said were involved in the mistreatment and death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Magnitsky was arrested in 2008 after alleging that Russian officials were involved in large-scale tax fraud.
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