• Russia-Ukraine war: Some of UK's top journalists barred from Russia

Russia-Ukraine war: Some of UK's top journalists barred from Russia

Russia has barred top UK-based journalists and defense figures as part of sanctions, in response to UK measures on Russian public figures.

The BBC's Clive Myrie, Orla Guerin, Nick Robinson, and Nick Beake, who have reported from Ukraine, and Director General Tim Davie are on the list.

The BBC "will continue to report independently and fairly", a spokesperson said.

Sky TV, Times, Guardian, Channel 4, and ITV journalists are also barred.

Russia has already banned hundreds of elected British MPs.

The foreign ministry in Moscow announced that work on expanding the list, which includes 29 members of the media and 20 persons "connected to the defense complex", would continue.

"The British journalists included on the list are involved in deliberate dissemination of false and one-sided information about Russia and events in Ukraine and Donbas," Russia's foreign ministry said. "With their biased assessments, they also contribute to fuelling Russophobia in British society."

In her most recent piece for the BBC, Orla Guerin reported from the Ukrainian city of Lysychansk, where she said the fabric of the city was being destroyed in a deliberate scorched earth policy. Clive Myrie reported live from Kyiv as Russian troops invaded Ukraine, attempting to capture the capital in the early days of the war.

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