MOSCOW (Realist English). In response to a series of unprecedented sanctions that prohibit, among other things, entry to the United States for top officials of the Russian Federation, starting March 15, the Russian stop list includes, on the basis of reciprocity, President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, as well as several agency heads and other prominent US figures, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
“This step, taken as a response measure, is the inevitable result of the extreme Russophobic policy of the current US Administration, which, in a desperate attempt to maintain American hegemony, has abandoned any sense of decorum and placed its bets on the head-on containment of Russia.” the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.
The sanctions list also includes the son of the American president Hunter Biden, assistant to the US President for National Security Jacob Sullivan, CIA Director William Burns, White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki, Deputy Assistant to the US President for National Security Dalip Singh and Director of the Agency for International Development Samantha Power.
The Russian Foreign Ministry clarified that in the near future new announcements will follow on the expansion of the sanctions list by including senior American officials, military, legislators, businessmen, experts and media personalities who are Russophobic or who contribute to inciting hatred against Russia and the introduction of restrictive measures.