Russia summons the British Chargé d’Affairs to protest the recent sanctions

London denies that Moscow summoned Dodd and confirms that it was a “planned meeting” and was held at its request

Madrid, 20 years (European Press)

On Thursday, the Russian authorities summoned the British Chargé d’Affaires in the country, Tom Dowd, to protest the latest sanctions package imposed by London on Moscow in the context of the invasion of Ukraine.

The British diplomat said before attending the headquarters of the Russian Foreign Ministry that London “wants peace in Ukraine and the exit of Russian forces from the country,” according to information received from Russian news agencies.

However, a British Foreign Office spokesman denied this information and confirmed that Moscow had not summoned Dodd, but rather that it was a “planned meeting.”

British diplomacy confirmed, according to information collected by Sky News, that “this meeting was planned, and was held at our request, as part of normal diplomatic practice.”

Earlier this week, the British government updated its sanctions list against Russia to add several individuals and entities, including Russian Education Minister Sergei Kravtsov, Culture Minister Olga Lyubimova, and the Human Rights Commissioner of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, Daria Morozova, And the British government. Artek Children’s Center, located in Crimea.

In response, the Russian side will impose new restrictions on the movements of British diplomats on its territory, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

In this sense, Moscow indicated that London has already been notified of this procedure, according to which the British side must notify its Russian counterpart of each of the movements carried out by representatives of its diplomatic legations throughout the territory of Russia.

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