Russia’s “permanent” ban on 963 Americans
It will concern the top management of the American administration, from the president to the vice president
Through the Minister of Foreign Affairs
And that of the Central Intelligence Agency
. Biden’s son, Hunter, and
, as well as highly influential personalities in the United States and internationally. Like the founder of Facebook
And a Hollywood star
. The Kremlin accuses the latter of having recorded a video in 2017 in which he claimed that Moscow was plotting against the United States.
Russia’s accusations against the United States
– Russia spoke of a “appropriate” response to “hostile actions” by “the American authorities and those who serve them,” because they “provoke fear of Russia,” the Foreign Ministry led by Lavrov explained. The Kremlin has reintroduced accusations of “neo-colonialism” and the failure to acknowledge “new geopolitical realities”.
– 26 Canadian citizens have been added to the blacklist, including the wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This step comes in the context of a new diplomatic counter-attack that led in recent days to the expulsion of dozens of Italian, Spanish and French diplomats in response to the expulsion of Ross employees from Rome, Madrid and Paris. As for American diplomats, the commitment to leave the country began two months ago.
The hard line of the United Kingdom and the Moldova issue
On the pro-Kiev front, on the other hand, the United Kingdom became increasingly convinced, having almost spontaneously raised the level of opposition with the Russians by proposing to the Allies to provide Moldova with modern weapons as well. In this scenario, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss announced that her government had begun discussing with international allies the sending of modern weapons to Chisinau, so that it could protect itself from Russia “equipped to NATO standards”. If agreed, the Allies would replace Soviet-era equipment currently available to Moldova and train its soldiers to use it.
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