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BBC correspondent Sarah Rainsford told to leave Moscow in reciprocal move protesting British sanctions against Russians – reports

A British foreign correspondent working for the BBC in Moscow has been told her visa will not be renewed she must now leave the country, in a move that comes as relations between the two countries worsen amid a diplomatic rift.

A Foreign Ministry official revealed on Friday that Sarah Rainsford, a reporter for the state-funded broadcaster’s Russia bureau, had been denied permission to remain in the country and would have to depart before the end of the month, Bloomberg reports.

Rainsford’s right to remain in the country is due to expire on August 31, and an application for a new visa is said to have been rejected.

The BBC has not responded to media requests and the Russian Foreign Ministry has declined to comment.

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