Russia, facing a long list of United States and other sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine and deadly war against its civilians, including women and children, has responded in kind, releasing a list of Americans – all Democrats – it is targeting with sanctions.
They include Joe Biden, his scandal-producing son, Hunter Biden, as well as twice-failed Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
Axios revealed Secretary of State Antony Blinken also was on the list.
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The report explained the move was in “retaliation for U.S. sanctions on Russian banks, oligarchs and commodities.”
“Why it matters: The sanctions, while largely symbolic and expected, still mark an escalation in hostilities between the U.S. and Russia,” the report explained, noting, “The sanctions would prohibit travel and freeze any assets held in Russia but not prevent high-level talks if they are planned, Bloomberg reported.”
Russia also sanctioned Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, press secretary Jen Psaki, CIA Director William Burns and other economic and financial officials.”
Hunter Biden and Clinton were included even though they “do not currently serve in the U.S. government.”
The Liberty Daily reported on the sanctions, and noted it was a “curious” list.
“It’s conspicuous that it’s only Democrats on the list. Is Russia trying to imply that they support Republicans? Adding Clinton and Hunter Biden to the list, people who are not officially in the United States government, seems to indicate they’re trying to gather support from Republicans. It’s a ludicrous move if that’s the case; sanctioning Democrats won’t endear them to anyone. What is the point of this play?”
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