Among them is SBS chief international correspondent Ben Lewis who has been covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine since tensions began rising this year.
SBS News’ chief international correspondent Ben Lewis has been named in a new list of people sanctioned by the Russian government following his coverage of the war in Ukraine. Source: SBS News
“Australians from military-industrial complex contractors, journalists and municipal deputies who are shaping the anti-Russian agenda in this country are being denied entry to our country indefinitely,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
“Nice day to be sanctioned by the Russian government, for our coverage of its invasion of Ukraine,” he wrote on Twitter.
Woollahra councillors Luise Elsing and Matthew Robertson were also named.
Those included business people, army officials, academics, and journalists.
Australia won’t ban Russian tourists in response to Ukraine invasions
“This needs to be resolved on [Kyiv’s] terms, that has to be the outcome given the unprovoked aggression that we saw from Russia,” he told the ABC on Sunday.
Mr Marles also said that Moscow’s aggression “cannot be allowed to stand” when asked if Australia would support Ukraine in its efforts to retake Crimea from Russia following the peninsula’s annexation in 2014.
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