Friday, June 2, 2023

Barack Obama is one of 500 Americans placed on Russia’s “blacklist”

The Russian government added 500 Americans, His famous ‘Black List’ including former President Barack Obama, As a response measure to sanctions on hundreds of companies and individuals linked to the Kremlin.

According to a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, this new round of sanctions includes “important figures” of the United States, such as former President Obama, as well as “leaders at various levels of the executive branch.”

“The principle of the inevitability of punishment will be consistently applied, be it strict sanctions or discriminatory measures against the professional activities of our citizens” Statement added.

And this will not be the only punishment by the Kremlin to the United States, Russian diplomacy has also announced that it will grant a request to the US Embassy in Moscow to allow consular travel to Wall Street Journal journalist Ivan Gershkovich, who is in prison. Rejects. After being accused of espionage by Russia.

Moscow has defended that the decision was taken in response to Washington’s denial of visas to Russian journalists, who visited ONU to follow Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s visit to the United States to attend a Security Council meeting. was planned.

US sanctions

The United States has imposed new sanctions on Russia, which were announced during the G7 summit in Japan, lashing out at Moscow in all directions and trying to dissuade the Russians from supporting the war in Ukraine.

In total, “more than 300” people, companies, ships and aircraft from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia were added to the US State and Treasury Department blacklists.

The sanctions also block US exports to 70 entities in Russia and other countries, “Our collective efforts have denied Russia key supplies needed to equip its military They have drastically reduced the revenues the Kremlin receives to finance its war machine.” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.

Since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Western countries have imposed unprecedented sanctions against Russia. To strangle Moscow economically, particularly by reducing its hydrocarbon revenues, and to disrupt its defense industry.

The new sanctions include dozens of Russian defense industry companies and technology dealers as well as associates of senior Russian officials who were already blacklisted.

This includes Russia’s major gold producers, polices and companies and individuals allegedly involved in stealing grain from Ukraine.

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