Putin Sanctions 12 Americans, Including Hunter Biden

Hunter's father also is among those punished by Moscow
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2022 2:10 PM CDT
Russia's Sanctions on US Include Hunter Biden, Hillary
Hunter Biden, the son of President Biden, carries son Beau Biden as he speaks with President Biden before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., last year.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(Newser) – Russia's invasion of Ukraine has brought it the unwanted distinction of being the most sanctioned nation in the world, notes Axios. On Tuesday, Moscow showed it can dole them out, too: It penalized President Biden and 11 others in his orbit. The list of 12 includes some names that might not be expected, including Hillary Clinton, Biden's son Hunter (whose business ties to Ukraine were controversial), and White House press chief Jen Psaki, per CNN. Here is the full list, via CBS News:

  • President Biden
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Hunter Biden
  • Press secretary Jen Psaki
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley
  • National security adviser Jake Sullivan
  • CIA Director Bill Burns
  • Deputy national security adviser Daleep Singh
  • Samantha Power, director of the United States Agency for International Development
  • Deputy Treasury Secretary Adewale Adeyemo
  • Export-Import Bank Chairman Reta Jo Lewis

Russia has also hit back at Canada in response to sanctions, the National Post reports. Hundreds of names have been added the list of Canadians banned from Russia, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and almost every other member of Canada's Parliament. (Read more Russia-Ukraine conflict stories.)

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