Russia has responded with tough sanctions against America.
Russia has imposed sanctions on 500 US citizens, including former President Barack Obama.
Earlier on Friday, America imposed more than 300 sanctions against Russia.
Moscow: Former US President Barack Obama is among the 500 Americans that Russia has banned from entering the country in response to US sanctions. Russia said on Friday it was imposing sanctions on ‘500 Americans’, including several senior members of the US executive branch, according to a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry. The decision was made in response to the anti-Russian sanctions of the US President Joe Biden administration.
According to a CNN report, in addition to Obama, the list includes former US ambassador John Huntsman, several US senators and the next possible chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Charles Q. Brown Jr. Famous US late-night TV show hosts Jimmy Kimmel, Colbert and Seth Meyers have also been banned from entering the country by Russia. Earlier on Friday, the US announced the imposition of more than 300 sanctions against Russia. The sanctions were intended to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and impose tougher sanctions.
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According to the report, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in its statement that the ‘Annexed List-500 also includes people from government and law enforcement agencies who spread Russophobia, supplied weapons to Ukraine and officials involved in the so-called storm. of the Capitol. directly involved in the persecution of dissidents. The sanctions also include 45 members of the US House, Sens.
With relations between the US and Russia currently at an all-time low, the Russian ministry justified the sanctions in a statement on its website, saying it was ‘time for America to learn that Russia is not against Russia’. A single hostile attack will go without any strong reaction. The ministry’s statement also said that ‘the decision was made in response to the denial of US visas to Russian journalists who wanted to cover Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to the United Nations last month.’
Tags: America, Obama, Joe Biden, Russia, Vladimir Putin
First Published: May 20, 2023, 07:27 IST