The White House mocked Russian sanctions placed on senior US citizens, implying that no one was going to Moscow for a vacation and suggesting Vladimir Putin’s regime had wrongly targeted Joe Biden.
President Biden was barred from entering Russia as a result of the sanctions placed on the country following the invasion by Ukraine.
Along with Hillary Clinton, they were also on the 13 name Kremlin “stoplist”.
Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, was asked Tuesday by reporters what effect the sanctions from Russia would make.
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She responded with a tongue-in-cheek reply: “I’d like to first point out that President Biden was a junior, so they may have sanctioned him dad, may he rest in his peace.
“The second thing I would like to say is that, while none of us plan to travel to Russia as tourists, we all have bank accounts we won’t easily access. So we’ll keep moving.”
Since 2011, Mr Biden’s visit to Russia was his last as vice president to Barack Obama. Talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin were part of his Moscow trip.
During this time, Clinton seemed to be laughing off the negative impact of the sanctions on her via Twitter.
She tweeted: “I would like to thank the Russian Academy, for this Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Russia’s foreign ministry stated that it will maintain its official relations with Washington, and will make high-level contacts with anyone on its list if necessary.
After the invasion of Ukraine, Russia became the most sanctioned country in the world. Liz Truss, the UK Foreign Secretary has pledged to increase pressure on Putin’s regime.
The UK has sanctioned over 1,000 Russian and Belarusian entities and individuals since the beginning of the Ukraine conflict.
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