Moments after Obama "escalated" against Russia with a second set of sanctions, here comes the prepared Russian statement, which bars the following US individuals from entering the Russian Federation "in relation to the US sanctions over Ukraine and Crimea."
The people sanctioned via the Russian foreign ministry:
- Caroline Atkinson
- Daniel Pfeiffer
- Benjamin Rhodes
- Harry Reed (sic)
- John Boehner
- Robert Menendez
- Mary Landrieu
- John McCain
- Daniel Coats
The original, with Harry Reid's name misspelled:
More detail from RIA:
In the sanctions list of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia against the United States, including Barack Obama's aides entered Pfeiffer and Rhodes House Speaker Beyner and Senator McCain.
"In response to the U.S. administration released March 17 sanction measures against a number of Russian officials and deputies of the Federal Assembly as a" punishment "for the support of the referendum in the Crimea, the Russian Foreign Ministry said the introduction of reciprocal sanctions against a similar number of U.S. officials and legislators," - Foreign Ministry said in a statement posted on the site office.
In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that every hostile attack Russia will respond adequately.
"We have repeatedly warned that the use of sanctions instruments - double-edged thing, and boomerang hit by the U.S. However, the U.S. side, it seems, continues to blindly believe in the efficacy of these methods taken from the arsenal of the past, and do not want to admit the obvious: the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia, respect and accept this choice, "- said in a statement.
"Such a decision may like it or not, but it is a reality to be reckoned with. Should be no doubt: for every hostile attack, we will respond appropriately," - confirmed in a statement the Foreign Ministry.
Who entered the United States expanded sanctions list.
Previously, the official website of the U.S. Treasury Department issued advanced sanctions list, which included 20 other people - Russian officials, businessmen and parliamentarians.
U.S. authorities have included in the list of co-owner of the bank "Russia" Yuri Kovalchuk, head Vladimir Yakunin, businessman Boris and Arkady Rotenberg and Gennady Timchenko. Earlier in the list of Russian citizens who are denied entry to the United States and whose assets in the United States will be frozen, included only policy.
In addition, the sanctions now imposed on the bank "Russia".
And like that, the second Cold War promptly "escalates" into a namecalling farce.