The Ministry of Foreign Affairs banned Barack Obama and 499 other Americans from entering Russia
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia added the names of 500 American citizens to the “stop list” for entering the country. Among them are former US President Barack Obama, former White House officials, senators, congressmen and heads of military-industrial companies.
In a statement published on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is indicated that this is a response to the new sanctions imposed by the United States on Friday against a number of Russian individuals and organizations.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs notes that “those in the power and law enforcement structures who are directly involved in the persecution of dissidents following the so-called “storming of the Capitol” were included in the stop list.
In addition, in the same document, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports that the agency once again refuses to allow representatives of the US Embassy to visit the pre-trial detention center of a journalist from The Wall Street Journal arrested on charges of espionage. The refusal was called a response to the non-issuance of US visas to Russian journalists in April, which prevented them from attending the visit of Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as part of Russia’s presidency of the UN Security Council.
- Mass riots on January 6, 2021 in the cities of the United States are called “storming of the Capitol” by mass media. In Washington, supporters of ex-president Donald Trump, who refused to admit his defeat in the elections, broke into the Capitol building and staged a pogrom there. As a result, five people died, including one police officer. After the storming of the Capitol, criminal cases were initiated against hundreds of citizens, several people were convicted.
- The journalist of the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal Evan Hershkovich was detained by the FSB on March 29 on charges of espionage. He is under arrest in the SIZO. Washington recognized Hershkovich as unlawfully detained. Hershkovych does not admit guilt.