In response to the sanctions imposed on it, Russia has imposed travel restrictions on US President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, and other members of the Biden Administration.
The Foreign Ministry released a list of those affected by the restrictions on Tuesday.
“In response to a series of unprecedented sanctions prohibiting, among other things, entry into the United States for top officials of the Russian Federation, since March 15, President Joe Biden, on the basis of reciprocity, has been included in the Russian stop list…, as well as a number of departmental heads and well-known American figures,” the ministry said.
Mr. Biden is among those on the list, which also includes US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Jacob Sullivan, and his Deputy Duleep Singh.
Others include CIA Director William Burns, White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki, Agency for International Development Director Samantha Power, Hillary Clinton, Hunter Biden, Adewale Adeyemo – First Deputy Minister of Finance; and Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank Board of Directors.
These Russian actions are retaliatory sanctions imposed in response to the United States and other global bodies, such as the European Union, announcing a slew of decisions aimed at stifling the Russian economy and pressuring Vladimir Putin to call off his attack on Ukraine.
The Russian ministry called the sanctions imposed by the West “Russophobic.”
Mr. Biden sanctioned major Russian banks last month, adding that the US would go after the Russian military and Belarusian individuals and entities for their support for the invasion.