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Paul Pelosi, Biden family members among 200 Americans sanctioned by Russia

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Russia said Friday it would bar 200 Americans from entering the country in retaliation for sanctions imposed on Moscow by the Biden administration over the war in Ukraine.

Politicians, government officials and their family members, including Paul Pelosi and President Biden’s sister and brothers, were targeted by the sanctions, and Moscow said they had participated in the “Russophobic campaign” against the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin. .

Russia said in a statement that the ban was “in response to all the new personal sanctions constantly imposed by the Biden Administration not only against Russian officials, representatives of business circles and the public, cultural figures, but also against those who for a reason or another are objectionable”. to Washington,” adding that it was “on the basis of reciprocity” and because of their support for Ukraine in the war.

Paul Pelosi, right, was among those barred from entering Russia after the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, sanctioned 200 Americans.
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Biden’s brothers Valeri Biden Owens, and James and Francis Biden were among the family members included on the list.

Several senators, both Republican and Democrat, were included on the list: Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts; Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee; Tammy Baldwin, Democrat from Wisconsin; Shelley Moore Capito, RW.Va.; and Lisa Murkowski, Republican from Alaska.

Also included were Biden administration officials such as Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, as well as Ted Colbert. , Boeing’s head of Defense, Space and Security.

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The Biden administration and allied sanctions imposed on Moscow after it invaded Ukraine in February have crippled its economy as it struggles to achieve its goals in a war that has dragged on for the better part of a year.

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