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Russia bars entry to 32 NZ in sanctions response

| Updated: July 31, 2022 15:08:24


People walk at a bridge over Moskva river with a Foreign Ministry building in the background in central Moscow, Russia Sept 11, 2017.REUTERS People walk at a bridge over Moskva river with a Foreign Ministry building in the background in central Moscow, Russia Sept 11, 2017.REUTERS

Russia's foreign ministry on Saturday announced sanctions against 32 officials and journalists from New Zealand for supporting what it called the country's "Russophobic agenda", reports Reuters.

The list includes Shane Arndell, deputy chief of the naval forces, and Wellington mayor Andy Foster, among other officials.

The sanctions bar the targeted individuals from entering Russia indefinitely, the ministry said.

"Taking into account that Wellington does not intend to abandon its anti-Russian course and continues to produce new restrictions (against Moscow), work on updating the 'black list' will continue," the ministry added.

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