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JUST IN:Russia Sanctions US President Joe Biden,Secretary of State Antony Blinken,Hillary Clinton and Other US Officials

Russia’s foreign ministry says it has imposed sanctions on US President Joe Biden and 12 other US officials.

The list includes Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin, press secretary Jen Psaki and other members of the administration.

But it also includes two surprises: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mr Biden’s son Hunter.

The measures block their entry into Russia and freeze any assets held in the country.

However, the ministry has said the sanctions will not impede necessary high-level contacts for the affected individuals.

Others are;

  • Deputy National Security Adviser Daleep Singh
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley
  • National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan
  • US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power
  • Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo
  • President of the Export-Import Bank of the US Reta Jo Lewis

The ministry has said it is applying sanctions “on the basis of reciprocity”.

Russia is now the most sanctioned country in the world.

Western countries have already sanctioned top Russian officials, including President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

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