Russian penalties Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and others

Russian penalties Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and others

US Vice President Joe Biden and 12 other senior US officials have been sanctioned, according to a statement from Russia’s foreign ministry.

Government officials like Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Press Secretary Jen Psaki, and other administration representatives are on the list.


Hunter Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton, a former secretary of state, are also two unexpected guests.

The limitations put a freeze on any assets they may have in Russia and ban them from entering.

On the other hand, the ministry has stated that the fines would not preclude the affected individuals from having the necessary high-level interactions.


Alongside former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, Vice President Joe Biden The national security adviser is Jake Sullivan. The deputy national security adviser is Daleep Singh. Wally Adeyemo is a Nigerian singer-songwriter who serves as the deputy secretary of the Treasury Department and the administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Samantha Power. The Export-Import Bank of the United States is led by Reta Jo Lewis. Penalties are being applied “on the basis of reciprocity,” the ministry claims.


Right now, Russia is the country in the world with the most sanctions.

Leading Russian figures have already received sanctions from Western countries, including President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Kremlin Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.

On Tuesday, the United States imposed sanctions on 11 Russian defense officials and gave the impression that it will soon follow suit with measures against Belarus’ pro-Moscow President Alexander Lukashenko.


In a separate move, the United Kingdom imposed restrictions on an additional 370 Russian persons, including former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the White House stated that President Biden will fly to Europe next week to attend an emergency Nato meeting in Brussels, where he will reaffirm Washington’s “iron-clad” support for its friends.

Hillary Clinton may put aside any fantasies she may have had about purchasing a holiday dacha in the Russian city of Sochi.

After he leaves the White House, Joe Biden’s aspirations to launch a company in Moscow will have to be put on hold.

Without getting too serious, the Russian “stop” order against the US President, senior White House staff, and – most interestingly – former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who has not held public office in nine years, was intended as a symbolic but not particularly significant retaliation for the crippling sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and its allies. It’s not as if any of the Americans on the list have big financial ties to the Russian government.

But the action is a reflection of the widening gulf that has developed between the United States and Russia in the aftermath of the latter’s invasion of Ukraine.


Relations between the two nations have reached a post-Cold War low ebb when the US government forbids Secretary of State Antony Blinken from ever setting foot on Russian soil.

This has far-reaching implications beyond the Ukrainian conflict, as the US and Russia had planned to work together on Iran nuclear negotiations, counterterrorism initiatives, climate change mitigation, and other pressing international issues. The likelihood of that happening now is getting really slim.