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Russia Slaps Travel Ban on Harris, Zuckerberg, 28 Other US Officials

Thu 21 Apr 2022 | 10:54 PM
Omnia Ahmed

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are banned from entering Russia,  the Russian foreign ministry announced on Thursday.

Moscow sanctioned more than two-dozen U.S. citizens in response to "ever-expanding anti-Russian sanctions" brought by the Biden administration that have targeted Russian officials and their families.

The banning list included, White House chief of staff Ronald Klain, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Holland Hicks, Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby, State Department spokesperson Ned Price and Doug Emhoff, Harris’ husband.

Moreover, the Russian government barred some prominent U.S. businesspeople like; Bank of America CEO Brian Thomas Moynihan, LinkedIn CEO Ryan Roslansky and several heads of major defence companies — describing them as people who “form the Russophobic agenda.”

Last Saturday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was banned from entering Moscow “in view of the unprecedented hostile action by the British Government, in particular the imposition of sanctions against senior Russian officials,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that it would expand the list soon.