Russian government imposes sanctions on 13 high-ranking US officials Presidents son Hunter Biden is also on the list. Addition of sanctions against U.S. personnel who promote hatred of Russia Announcing personal sanctions, including a ban on entry into Russia for US President Joe Biden and others. Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Photo = provided by AFP) According to Reuters on the 15th (local time), the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on the same day that, in addition to President Biden, Secretary of State Tony Blincoln, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, William Burns, and the CIA ), White House Press Secretary Jen Saki, White House National Security Council Deputy Adviser Dali Singh, and U.S. Office of International Development Director Samantha Power to impose sanctions on 13 high-ranking US officials. Bidens son Hunter Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were also on the list. “In response to unprecedented sanctions, including a ban on entry of high-ranking Russian officials to the United States, starting today, leaders of government ministries, including President Biden, will be included on the list of entry bans on the basis of reciprocity,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia said. This is a counter-intuitive after the US imposed personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin. “The US government is clinging to a policy of confrontational deterrence against Russia in a desperate attempt to maintain hegemony,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. An announcement to impose additional sanctions on businessmen and journalists will follow,�� he warned. The Russian side also announced a ban on entry to Canada other than the United States. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Minister Melina Jolie and Defense Minister Anita Anand are among those targeted. In response, the US side sarcastically said, “We have no plans to go to Russia.” “No one (out of 13 people) is planning a visit to Russia,” Saki said in a statement regarding the sanctions. “No one has an account with a Russian bank.” Meanwhile, right after Russias announcement, the US government announced additional sanctions. The U.S. Treasury Department increased sanctions on Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko and his wife, Khali Na Lukashenko, who helped Russia invade Ukraine.