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BBC’s Rainsford can return if Russian journalists gets UK visas – ambassador

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Russia’s ambassador to the UK, Andrei Kelin, has mentioned the remedy of Russian journalists within the UK is motive the BBC’s Sarah Rainsford has been expelled from the nation.

In this interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr, he insists the BBC correspondent will probably be allowed again into the nation, the place she has reported for years, as soon as UK visas have been issued to Russian reporters.

Sarah Rainsford was instructed she’d been barred from Russia by the FSB safety service in August and was labelled a ‘safety menace’ – one thing she and the BBC deny.

The transfer comes throughout an unprecedented assault on rights and freedoms in Russia, the place critics of the Kremlin are more and more being labelled as hostile ‘brokers’ of the West.