The leader of the Scottish Conservatives and six other Scottish MPs have been sanctioned by Russia.
Douglas Ross and all other Scottish Tory members of the House of Commons were named in a list from the Russian foreign ministry on Wednesday along with Labour’s Ian Murray.
No SNP MPs were included, although First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was banned from the country at the same time as Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this month.
A statement accused the Conservative and Labour members of “whipping up of Russophobic hysteria”.
The Kremlin said it was taking action against 287 members of the House of Commons in response to sanctions against Russian politicians, though its list contained several former MPs.
Scotland secretary Alister Jack, Andrew Bowie MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, David Mundell MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale, David Duguid MP for Banff and Buchan and John Lamont MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk were all named.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov’s department announced the move in response to the UK sanctioning 386 members of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament, last month.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the MPs “should regard it as a badge of honour”, and multiple politicians welcomed being included on the list.
It is now more than two months since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.
In retaliation, western nations have implemented widespread sanctions against the Russian state and powerful individuals with links to President Vladimir Putin.
The invasion has had impacts across the world with hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians fleeing their homeland and global supply chains disrupted.
The war’s impact on Scotland’s food imports was discussed at Holyrood’s Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee on Wednesday.
Rising prices of animal feed and fuel is putting pressure on farmers who were already experiencing problems.
Supermarkets across Scotland have placed limits on how much cooking oil customers can buy due to the issues.
The dairy industry has warned of shortages of milk products as farmers face “unrelenting” challenges.
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