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More American figures to be banned from entering Russia: statement

MOSCOW, June 28 (KUNA) -- Russian authorities on Tuesday included the wife of the US President and his daughter in the list of American personalities banned from entering Russian territory.
In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Russia had imposed sanctions on 25 American figures to prevent them from entering Russian territory, including the wife of US President Jill Biden and his daughter Ashley Biden.
Sanctions also include Republican Congressman Charles Grassley and Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand among others, the statement added.
According to the statement, these measures came in response to the US authorities' ban on Russian officials and social figures from entering US territory.
"The banned American figures are "participating in strengthening the hateful approach to the Russians and encouraging the imposition of restrictions against Russia.", the Ministry stated Russia and the United States of America announced the imposition of mutual political, diplomatic and economic sanctions in response to Moscow's launch of a special military operation aimed at protecting the civilian population in Ukraine.(end) as.nhq