Russia targets first woman Jill Biden, daughter with new sanctions wave

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Russia expanded its sanctions “stop list” to incorporate first woman Jill Biden and her daughter on Tuesday.

Russia’s overseas ministry says the transfer comes “as a response to the ever-expanding U.S. sanctions against Russian political and public figures.” The sanctions goal the primary woman and first daughter, Ashley Biden, in addition to 23 others, together with Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell.

Russia has confronted heavy sanctions from the U.S. and allies as a result of its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. 

The sanctions have focused Putin’s household in addition to his workforce of oligarchs, seizing Russian-owned belongings throughout the globe.

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Russia President Vladimir Putin.

Russia President Vladimir Putin.
(Alexander Demyanchuk, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photograph by way of AP)

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The Western sanctions have induced many worldwide firms to pull out of Russia. Some firms have elected to go away the nation on humanitarian grounds.

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Almost 1,000 firms have minimize off or in any other case restricted operations in Russia for the reason that nation started its invasion of Ukraine in February, in keeping with an analysis from Yale University.

Pressure has mounted on worldwide firms to chop ties with Russia wherever doable, past merely complying with sanctions.

The barrage of sanctions has left solely Russia’s oil and fuel business largely unscathed, though that’s coming underneath menace as nicely.

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