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Russia on Friday stated it banned entry to 500 Individuals, together with former president Barack Obama, in response to sanctions imposed by Washington.
“In response to the anti-Russian sanctions commonly imposed by the Biden administration… entry into the Russian Federation is closed for 500 Individuals,” the international ministry stated, including that Obama was amongst these on the listing.
The ministry additionally stated Russia had refused the most recent US request for consular entry to detained Wall Road Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested in March on suspicion of spying.
This transfer was triggered by the UDrefusal final month to offer visas to media touring with International Minister Sergei Lavrov to the United Nations, it stated in a press release.
“Washington ought to have realized a very long time in the past that not a single hostile assault on Russia will go unpunished,” it added.
Earlier on Friday america introduced punitive measures in opposition to greater than 300 targets, aiming to punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and intensifying one of many harshest sanctions efforts ever carried out.
– Extra reporting by Reuters
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