Moscow summoned the UK’s charge d’affaires in Russia and has been slapped with restrictions on movements within the country.
He was told that this should include, “information about the timings, purpose, type of trip, planned business contacts, accompanying persons, mode of transport, places of visit and accommodation as well as the route of the trip.”
The deputy ambassador Tom Dodd was scolded by Russian officials for alleged support for Ukraine’s “terrorist actions.”
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The Russian foreign ministry said that Dodd must provide five days’ notice of his intentions to travel beyond 75-miles within Russia.
The ministry said, “The British side was also informed of the decision to introduce a notification procedure for the movement of employees of British diplomatic missions on the territory of our country as a response to London’s hostile actions.”
Ministry also told the UK’s charge d’affaires it was “inadmissible to support the terrorist actions of the Kyiv regime.
“The British side was also informed of the decision as a response to the hostile actions of London.”
They added that this includes “hindering the normal functioning of Russian foreign missions in the UK”.
“We reiterated to the British side that any of its efforts aimed at continuing the destructive line in international and bilateral affairs, attempts to demonize our country, complicate the work of Russian foreign agencies will inevitably receive a decisive response,” the statement concluded.