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War in Ukraine: Russia publishes a list of 963 Americans banned from entering its territory


The document published on the site of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs includes government officials such as Joe Biden or Antony Blinken, parliamentarians, but also members of civil society such as Morgan Freeman or Mark Zuckerberg.

Joe Biden, Mark Zuckerberg, Morgan Freeman...: Russian diplomacy published on Saturday a list of 963 American personalities banned from entering Russia, in retaliation for similar sanctions imposed by Washington since the offensive in Ukraine.

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The Russian Foreign Ministry has made this document public on its website.

It mainly includes government officials, parliamentarians, but also members of civil society.

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Moscow had already announced these sanctions against many of the personalities on the list, in particular US President Joe Biden, his Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the head of the Pentagon Lloyd Austin, or even the CEO of Meta Mark Zuckerberg.

The list also includes Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman, who had not been publicly sanctioned until now.

Russian diplomacy accuses him of having recorded a video in 2017 in which he claimed that Russia was carrying out a "


" against the United States.

Hundreds of Anglo-Saxon personalities sanctioned

The Russian counter-sanctions are necessary and aimed at forcing the American power in place, which is trying to impose on the rest of the planet a neo-colonial 'world order' (…) to change its position and recognize new geopolitical realities

,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

He assures that Moscow remains open to "

honest dialogue

" and distinguishes the American people from authorities "

inciting Russophobia


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Since the offensive in Ukraine, Russian diplomacy has deprived hundreds of Anglo-Saxon personalities of entry to Russia.

On Saturday, she announced that she had taken this action against 26 additional Canadians, including Sophie Trudeau, the wife of the Canadian Prime Minister.

Source: lefigaro

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