"This follows the action we have taken, alongside other measures, to dismantle the Russian espionage network operating in the United Kingdom as a effect of the attempted assassination of two people here in Britain using a nerve agent".
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson did not shake hands with Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko during a recent meeting with him in accordance with the "British protocol".
But she said Britain had "no disagreement with the Russian people".
Gerashchenko stressed that in such a way Ukraine demonstrates its position regarding the non-recognition of the Russian presidential elections in the territory of the occupied Ukrainian Crimea. A British police officer who was also exposed in the attack remains seriously ill, and the lives of many innocent British citizens have been threatened.
Escalating a crisis in relations, Russian Federation said it was also shutting down the activities of the British Council, which fosters cultural links between the two countries, and Britain's consulate-general in St. Petersburg. Russian officials had previously said that Russia had destroyed the Novichok weapons when it had dismantled its chemical arsenal, which was completed previous year.
"The British side has been warned that if more unfriendly actions against Russia follow, the Russian side reserves the right of taking other retaliation measures", the ministry added.
The ministry, on Saturday, handed Russia's response to the British sanctions to Laurie Bristow, UK ambassador to Russian Federation.
This week, British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the expulsions of Russian diplomats and the exclusion of contacts at the highest level with Russia, among other actions.
Western powers see the nerve-agent attack as the latest sign of alleged Russian meddling overseas.
Meanwhile, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday directly blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for the attack, saying it was "overwhelmingly likely" that he had ordered it, reported the BBC.
Russian investigators said on Friday they had opened a criminal investigation into the attempted murder of Yulia Skripal and offered to cooperate with British authorities.
London's Metropolitan police counter-terrorism command has said there is no suggestion that Glushkov's death is connected to the poisoning attack, but that they are investigating because "of associations Mr Glushkov is believed to have had".
Berezovsky was found hanged in a bathroom at his home outside London in 2013. Detectives are keeping an "open mind" about the death, police said.