Russia has barred a number of top UK-based journalists and defence figures as part of a series of sanctions, in response to UK measures on an array of Russian public figures.

The BBC’s Clive Myrie, Orla Guerin and Nick Robinson, who have reported from Ukraine, and Director General Tim Davie are on the list of 29 media figures.

So too are journalists from Sky TV, The Times, Guardian, Channel Four and ITV.

Russia has already banned 2 hundred and 87 elected British Members of Parliament from the country.

The UK previously sanctioned 3 hundred and 86 Russian parliamentarians last month as part of its response to the war in Ukraine.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told MPs they should regard the sanctions as “a badge of honour”.

The foreign ministry in Moscow announced that work on expanding the list would continue.

Russia’s foreign ministry says the British journalists included on the list are involved in deliberate dissemination of false and one-sided information about Russia and the events in Ukraine and Donbas.