China News Agency, Moscow, March 15 (Reporter Tian Bing) The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on the 15th, saying that in response to the US sanctions against Russia, Russia will list 13 people including US President Biden and Secretary of State Blinken from now on. Sanctions List.

  The statement stated that in response to a series of unprecedented sanctions imposed by the United States, including the ban on entry of senior Russian officials into the United States, since March 15, Russia has placed U.S. President Biden, Defense Secretary Austin, and U.S. troops on the basis of reciprocity. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as a series of heads of relevant U.S. agencies and prominent personalities were included in the entry "blacklist".

  The statement said that Russia's countermeasures are the inevitable result of the extreme Russia-phobia line adopted by the current US administration.

In order to maintain its hegemony, the U.S. government is desperately trying to contain Russia in its entirety.

  The statement also stated that Russia will not refuse to maintain official contact with the United States when it is in the national interest.

When necessary, the Russian side will resolve the issue of the identity of the "blacklisted" personnel to facilitate high-level contacts.

  According to the sanctions list announced by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in addition to the above-mentioned US personnel, it also includes US Presidential National Security Assistant Sullivan, CIA Director Burns, White House Press Secretary Psaki, and Deputy National Security Assistant to the US President Dalip Sullivan Singer, USAID Administrator Samantha Ball, Biden's son Hunter Biden, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Treasury Undersecretary Adeyemo, U.S. Export-Import Bank President Ray Ta Jo Lewis et al.

  The statement also stated that Russia will announce an expanded list of U.S. personnel prohibited from entering Russia in the near future.

The list will cover U.S. officials, military officers, legislators, businessmen, experts, media workers, etc.

  According to the TASS news agency, in addition to sanctions against the United States, Russia has added 313 Canadians, including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Minister Melanie Jolly, and Defense Minister Anita Anand, to a blacklist of prohibited entry. "The sanctions came into effect on March 15.

  In response to Russia's special military operations in Ukraine, the United States and other countries have recently introduced a series of sanctions against Russia, including sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian figures.

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