In response to Washington’s sanctions against Moscow over Ukraine, Russia on Tuesday announced sanctions against President Joe Biden and several other senior U.S. and Canadian officials, including diplomat Anthony Blingen.
This action The “inevitable consequence of a very rhetorical trend” in both countries, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
In all, 13 U.S. figures have been targeted for sanctions. In addition to Joe Biden, the list also includes CIA Director William Joseph Burns, National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan, White House spokeswoman Jen Zaki and 2016 US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Hillary Clinton responded with humor to the fact that she was the target of sanctions. On his personal Twitter account, the former candidate had the opportunity to say “thank you” to the “Russian Academy” for his “career award”.
I would like to thank the Russian Academy for this lifetime achievement award. https://t.co/4og9S3OCEp
– Hillary Clinton (illaHillaryClinton) March 15, 2022
As a result of these sanctions, the details of which have not been fully disclosed, Joe Biden and his Canadian envoy Justin Trudeau will not be able to enter Russia, Routers said. The move is merely symbolic, as the Kremlin guarantees to maintain official relations and, if necessary, to “ensure high-level contacts” with authorized persons.
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