In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States and the western world have imposed crushing sanctions on Russia. The sanctions have hit almost every sector of the Russian economy.
Many corporations have went above and beyond what they were mandated to do by the government, including Visa and Mastercard freezing cards in the country and Apple Pay shutting down.
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Russia has responded by imposing sanctions of its own, including barring top Biden administration officials from entering the country.
The Daily Mail Reports–
“Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov slapped sanctions on Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, CIA director Bill Burns and a string of senior U.S. officials as President Vladimir Putin hit back at the growing economic blockade on his regime.
Just as the Russian announcement was released, Washington was unveiling fresh sanctions on President Alexander Lukashenko, Moscow’s ally in Belarus, and 11 key Russian defense officials.
The Russian move effectively bars Biden and 12 other U.S. figures – including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, C.I.A. director Bill Burns – from entering Russia.
Daleep Singh, an economist on the National Security Council who is seen as the architect of sanctions on Russia, also makes the list.
In a statement, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it was acting ‘in response to a series of unprecedented sanctions’ and was imposing its own measures ‘on the basis of reciprocity.’
The ministry said its actions were an ‘inevitable consequence of the extremely Russophobic course taken by the current US Administration, which, in a desperate attempt to maintain American hegemony, has relied, discarding all decency, on the frontal constricting of Russia.”
Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, is alleged to have received $3.5 Million from the former mayor of Moscow. President Trump has alleged that Biden’s slow response to Russia’s aggression to Ukraine is because of his son’s connections to Russia.