A FORMER Flintshire MP is amongst hundreds to have been hit with Russian sanctions in retaliation for the UK’s support of Ukraine. 

The Kremlin has been left with egg on its face after announcing that former Delyn MP, Sir David Hanson, is one of the 'MPs' it has sanctioned.

Serving Alyn & Deeside MP, Mark Tami, is also on the list.

A total of 287 parliamentarians are being individually targeted by Russia’s foreign ministry, Russian media reported on Tuesday.

Embarrassingly, a hitlist published on Russia’s Foreign Ministry website is years out of date.

It includes Dominic Grieve, Justine Greening, Nicholas Soames, Oliver Letwin, Steve Brine and Sam Gyimah, who gave up or lost their seats in 2019 after having the whip withdrawn for rebelling over Brexit.

Replying to a tweet about the news, Sir David Hanson said: "Russian intelligence at its best - I’ve been listed and I’ve not been an MP since 2019."


Last year, he was knighted for his political service - having previously served as MP for Delyn for 25 years. 

While Boris Johnson and 12 senior ministers were sanctioned by Russia earlier this month, the Kremlin also inexplicably left out around 350 other British MPs, the vast majority of whom have vocally condemned Putin’s invasion.

Those named are now banned from travelling to Russia and any assets they hold in the country are likely to be frozen.

In a statement, Putin’s officials accused the MPs of fuelling "unwarranted Russophobic hysteria".