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January 1, Russia Imposes Sanctions on Biden



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Russia has imposed personal sanctions on several top U.S. figures, including President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that it had imposed “personal sanctions against representatives of the U.S. leadership and persons associated with them.”

The sanctions came “in response to a series of unprecedented sanctions banning, among other things, entry into the United States for top officials of the Russian Federation.”

White House press secretary Jen Psaki shrugged off the sanctions when asked about their impact at a media conference.

“I would first note that President Biden is a junior, so they may have sanctioned his dad, may he rest in peace,” Psaki said.

“The second piece I would say is that, it won’t surprise any of you, that none of us are planning tourist trips in Russia. None of us have bank accounts that we won’t be able to access. So we will forge ahead.”

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