Russia bans 25 Americans including Biden’s wife and daughter

Russia bans 25 Americans including Biden’s wife and daughter

Europe 1 with AFP
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12:08 p.m., June 28, 2022

The list also includes Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, other senators like Charles Grassley, Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Collins, and college professors like Francis Fukuyama. The United States has sanctioned members of Vladimir Putin’s family, including his two daughters, and the Russian president himself.

Russia announced on Tuesday that it would ban 25 more Americans, including Jill and Ashley Biden, the wife and daughter of US President Joe Biden, saying they were in response to sanctions imposed by the United States because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The list also includes Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, other senators like Charles Grassley, Kirsten Gillibrand and Susan Collins, and college professors like Francis Fukuyama.

The United States has sanctioned members of Vladimir Putin’s family, including his two daughters, and the Russian president himself. Joe Biden is banned from Russia.

Persona non grata

The West and the Russians have been exchanging sanctions and counter-sanctions for years, but these retaliatory measures have accelerated since Russia launched a major armed offensive against its Ukrainian neighbor. Expulsions of diplomats, trade restrictions and declaring opposing officials personae non grata are among the many measures imposed by each side on the other.

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