Russia bans entry to Kamala Harris and Mark Zuckerberg

Russia bans entry to Kamala Harris and Mark Zuckerberg

Russia responded to US sanctions by barring entry to Kamala Harris, Mark Zuckerberg and other “Russophobes.”

Russia  responded to new US sanctions against banks and 40 Russian oligarchs by expanding its “blacklist” and barring  Kamala Harris , Mark Zuckerberg  and 27 other US officials and businessmen from entering the former Soviet country.

The Russian Foreign Ministry  shared  in a statement that the sanctions against the Americans came about in response to the ever-expanding anti-Russian sanctions.

He added that  Russia will  bar entry to top leaders, businessmen, experts and journalists who are part of the “Russophobic agenda.”

In addition to  Kamala Harris  and  Mark Zuckerberg , Russia blacklisted John Kirby, CEO of Linkedin; Ryan Roslansky, presenter of ABC and Brian Moynihan, director of the Bank of America, among others.

“In the near future, a new announcement will be made about the upcoming replenishment of the Russian blocking list,” read the statement issued by Moscow authorities on Thursday.

Previously,  Russia  had sanctioned other US and Canadian officials, including US President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The United States launches more sanctions against Russia

The United States announced new sanctions against  Russia  , which will affect a commercial bank and more than 40 people, entities and companies related to bitcoin mining operating in Moscow.

“The United States is committed to ensuring that no asset, no matter how complex, becomes a mechanism for the Putin regime to counteract the impact of sanctions,” the US Treasury Department said in a statement.

The sanction against cryptocurrencies in  Russia arose because the United States   legislators  indicated that Moscow is using them so as not to resent the economic sanctions imposed earlier.

However,  Russian President Vladimir Putin said such sanctions were aimed at rapidly undermining the financial situation in his country, but that the economy has withstood all the unprecedented pressure.

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