According to the ministry, these officials “participated in the implementation of the anti-Russian line” followed by American policy.
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Russia announced on Friday April 16 that it was banning entry into its territory to the US ministers of Justice and Homeland Security, but also to the domestic policy adviser, the head of the FBI and the director of intelligence . The Russian Foreign Ministry said it applied the same measure to head of the prison office Michael Carvajal, former Donald Trump adviser John Bolton and former CIA chief Robert James Woolsey.
According to the ministry, these officials have “participated in the implementation of the anti-Russian line” followed by US policy. He decided to make public the names of people declared non gratae, a list usually secret, because of the “unprecedented character” tensions caused by Washington.
Thursday US government announced, Thursday April 15, a series of severe financial sanctions against Russia and the expulsion of ten Russian diplomats, including for a cyberattack and interference in the US elections.