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Badnews For Peace Lovers Russia Bans AMERICAN PRESIDENT And 963 Top Citizens From Entering Russia?

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Even as the unreasonable war against Ukraine is still on, it seems like the Russian President has run out of cards in the bloody game he started. A wounded dog is very dangerous and swift action should be made.

Russia said on Saturday it had barred 963 Americans from entering the country so far - including previous actions against President Joe Biden and other top officials - and would continue to retaliate against so-called hostile US actions.

The symbolic travel ban is largely part of the decline in Russia's relations with the West since the February 24 invasion of Ukraine, which prompted Washington and its allies to impose tough sanctions on Moscow and increase arms sales to Ukraine.

Separately, the State Department said it had added 26 new names to the list of Canadians barred from entering Russia, including the defense chief, defense industry leader and Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The department released a full list of Americans barred for the first time, saying, "We emphasize that Washington's hostile actions, which backfire against the United States itself, will continue to be met with appropriate resistance."

Russia's retaliatory sanctions are a necessary response to force the "ruling US regime, which seeks to impose a neo-colonial "rules-based world order" around the world, to change its behavior in recognition of a new geopolitical reality."

Previous names on the big list include Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and CIA Director William Burns.

Canada's new list was released four days after the introduction of a law that would have barred President Vladimir Putin and about 1,000 members of his government and military from traveling there.

They include Jocelyn Paul, Eric Kenny and Angus Topshi, who were nominated for the new head of the Canadian Army, Air Force and Navy last month, as well as heads from companies such as Lockheed Martin Canada and Raytheon Canada.

In response to the sanctions, Russia has barred Justin Trudeau, Finance Minister Christia Freeland and hundreds of other Canadians from entering the country.

Source: News24

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