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This was reported by Evropeyskaya Pravda with reference to two reports from the Russian Foreign Ministry: for Canada and for the United States.
This is far from the first inclusion in the sanctions list of US and Canadian legislators.
As for the US congressmen, the Russian Foreign Ministry notes that this step was a response to the imposition of sanctions on March 24 against 328 deputies of the Russian State Duma.
"These persons, including the leadership and heads of committees of the lower house of the US Congress, are included in the Russian "stop list" on an ongoing basis. Together with other current legislators, who, like Speaker Nancy Pelosi, was previously denied entry to the Russian Federation," correspondence " on the basis of reciprocity, all US congressmen are subjected," the Russian ministry says about restrictions against the United States.
Similarly, they described the sanctions against Canada. All Canadian senators fall under the sanctions - this is revenge for a similar step by Canada on March 24 against all members of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.
"These individuals are permanently included in the Russian" stop list "in response to the hostile steps taken by Ottawa, which, contrary to national interests, is trying to be at the forefront of the Russophobic course of the current US administration," the Russian statement says.
At the same time, the Russian Foreign Ministry has already announced new "countermeasures" against the US and Canada - a new expansion of the "stop list", as well as the adoption of other "retaliatory measures".
It is worth recalling that earlier the Russian Federation imposed sanctions against Canadian officials, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly, Defense Minister Aniti Anand, as well as 313 deputies, calling them "pro-Bandera elements."
Ukrainian politician and oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk, who is the godfather of Russian President Vladimir Putin, appeared in an American investigation into Russian interference in the US presidential election due to links with Paul Manafort
Source: The New York Times
Details: Accused of treason and captured in Ukraine after escaping from house arrest, Medvedchuk emerged in a US publication as "an influential figure in Ukraine with potential knowledge of Russian interference in the United States elections, although for years he strongly denied this ".
Medvedchuk is a close confidant of Russian President Vladimir Putin and was also a client of Republican political consultant Paul Manafort.
The New York Times notes that in Ukraine, Medvedchuk is accused of buying coal from "pro-Russian separatists" and treason, but "more broadly, he is associated with a whirlwind of financial and political intrigues around Moscow's operations to influence politics in foreign countries" .
Medvedchuk is linked to Russian interference in US elections due to ties to Manafort. He did not play a major role in the special counsel's report or in the two federal trials of Manafort.
Manafort worked for ten years as a consultant for Ukrainian politicians committed to Russia, including Medvedchuk's party, before becoming head of Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Medvedchuk said in 2017 that Manafort advised the party on its poll-based election strategy, attended a party conference ahead of parliamentary elections, and allegedly approved the party's pro-Russian policies for elections in southern and eastern Ukraine.
At the time, Medvedchuk said that Manafort supported the need to adhere to positions of "economic integration with Russia" in order to get votes in Russian-speaking regions.
Manafort resigned from the Trump campaign in August 2016 after Ukrainian authorities released black-book entries from the Party of Regions showing that the American consultant received $12.7 million from pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine in an illegal scheme.
In 2017, an investigation into Russian interference began in the United States - and Medvedchuk's name emerged as one of several pro-Russian Ukrainian politicians close to both Manafort and Putin.
Reuters reported that year that the FBI and investigators were investigating 18 phone calls and text messages between people close to Trump and people associated with Putin, including Medvedchuk.
Medvedchuk denied wrongdoing.
The publication notes that if Medvedchuk is extradited to Russia for the return of Ukrainian prisoners, it is not known whether he will testify and whether the investigation will be interested in his role in American politics, or the investigators will focus on his role in Ukrainian politics.
Since May 2021, Medvedchuk has been under house arrest on suspicion of treason and attempted plunder of national resources (oil and gas) in the occupied Crimea, since October also on suspicion of treason and facilitating the activities of a terrorist organization through coal purchase schemes in ORDLO.
5 days before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Medvedchuk's wife Oksana Marchenko left for Belarus, then posted a video from Moscow. On February 21, property was taken out of Medvedchuk's mansion in Kyiv. On February 27, it became known that Medvedchuk had escaped from house arrest.
The search for the fugitive deputy was carried out by a special group of the Security Service together with prosecutors. The Office of the Prosecutor General assured that Medvedchuk had not fled abroad.
On March 18, 2022, the court allowed Medvedchuk to be arrested in absentia.
On April 12, it became known about the detention in Ukraine of Viktor Medvedchuk, who escaped from house arrest in February and tried to leave Ukraine in April. First, a photograph of Medvedchuk in military uniform and handcuffed appeared on the telegram channel of President Volodymyr Zelensky. Then the details of the SBU special operation appeared.
Zelensky offered Russia to exchange Medvedchuk for Ukrainian citizens who are held captive by the Russian military, and Ukrainian law enforcement agencies to consider such a possibility.
This is reported by the Financial Times with reference to the words of the minister.
She noted that the United States is ready to take action if countries close to the aggressor try to blow up a large-scale package of sanctions imposed by Western allies.
In her speech, the official singled out China and other countries that avoid decision-making "and perhaps see an opportunity to benefit by maintaining their relationship with Russia and filling the void left by others."
"The coalition of countries imposing sanctions will not be indifferent to actions that undermine them," Yellen said. "China cannot expect the international community to respect its calls for the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity in the future if it does not respect those principles now, when it matters," she warned.
"The attitude of the world towards China and its further economic integration may be affected by China's reaction to our call for decisive action against Russia."
The United States for the first time introduced secondary sanctions against companies that are not registered in the Russian Federation, but can help the aggressor evade sanctions.
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IF YOU WANT A GRIFTER FOR GOVERNOR and An Enemy of the State, Go Ahead and Vote for Wes Moore.
Did You Know?
* He lied for years about where he was born in order to curry favor with Baltimoreans, the core of his Leftist constituency.
His actual place of birth was Washington, DC or in his first place of residence, Takoma Park, Maryland, as his website now attests - https://wesmoore.com/about/.
* He's only spent a relatively trivial amount of time in Baltimore, and only because of his studies at Johns Hopkins. A portion of his college career was spent abroad in South Africa - Tiny.cc/WesJudy.
* He's backed by George Soros - the Hungarian but Globalist billionaire who spends his fortune meddling in the political and social affairs of other nations.
Wes's charitable foundation, Robin Hood, funded in large part by Soros, has come under fire. It's difficult to determine what its specific objectives have been, or, how it has actually helped those who would be its clients.
Incidentally, it's reported that Wes draws an annual salary from the organization of $900,000.
* He advocates for open borders and using massive amounts of revenue, both from private donors and taxpayers, to afford newly-arrived migrants with subsidies such as food stamps and Medicaid.
It ensures that those persons will eventually be Democrat voters - because voting for the opposite party when the opportunity comes to cast the ballot would be like biting the hand that feeds them.
* He concerns himself with issues of race when we would do better in being a colorblind society. Dr. Martin Luther King said that we should be judged by the content of our character, not the color of our skin.
* He's a definite Marxist. There are cues in the language he uses - such as the term "Anti-Racist". (It's Ibram X. Kendi's favorite - https://www.google.com/search?q=Ibrahim+X+kendi&client=ms-android-sprint-us-revc&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8&inm=vs#tts=0.)
His aim is to Indict The System, overhaul it entirely, and punish those members, especially the police, who do the most to make it function.
He would have Qualified Immunity removed, so that cops would be prosecuted or sued for the ordinary acts of force necessarily used to properly defend against violent assailants who resist arrest.
He seeks to defund the police, and reroute that funding to social workers. He would send them in place of the officers, to be potentially stabbed and / or shot.
See Tiny.cc/WesSalon and Tiny.cc/IndictTheSystem.
* He used the other Wes Moore, and threw him away, like a dirty Kleenex.
After weeks of pressing him for information on his life for the book, the free Wes stopped visiting, does not speak to the other, nor does he send any form of support.
The book, which contains numerous discrepancies according to persons named within it, is here to obtain in PDF form without cost - https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://cl2hart.weebly.com/uploads/5/9/4/4/59447175/the_other_wes_moore__1_.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwiW7_nK7JH7AhUCTjABHZXsDdcQFnoECDsQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1jawbV-kR0e6Q06DljPYHF.
* He is denounced by both families directly involved in the tragedy that launched this controversy.
The other Wes Moore's relatives, and that of Officer Profero, would prefer that he stop exploiting the images of their loved ones, and invading (by proxy through press conferences) the precious little privacy they've had since the scandal first broke.
In fact, the other Wes's community, led by his uncle, has asked that Wes Moore step down.
* He is endorsed by the embattled Biden Administration and Hillary Clinton (who now wants to blame Paul Pelosi's attack, committed by a Nudist, on "MAGA Extremists").
Both said entities are overly controversial in their own right, and represent their own perceived or actual forms of extremism.
Clinton is the author of the Russia Collusion Hoax - Tiny.cc/CrazyHillary - and Biden is noted as the most authoritarian President we've ever had - issuing several hardline Executive Orders that were challenged in court as being unlawful - in particular his "Jabs for Jobs" imposition.
It would likely be Wes's plan to reinstate lockdowns, shutdowns and / or mask mandates, and possibly to mandate vaccine passports. It's been his requirement that we be vaccinated to attend his rallies.
It appears that Wes's desire is to violate the larger portion of our Constitutional rights.
We don't need that kind of "leadership". It's Dictatorship.
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