The ongoing Russo-Ukraine war has had people shudder in horror, as nations scramble to decry, denounce, and otherwise distant themselves from Russia and its actions. Most Western countries have started to impose sanctions on Russia.
The USA has banned Russian oil imports and there have been plenty of other nations imposing economic, trade, and diplomatic sanctions on Russia, showing their disapproval of Vladimir Putin and his tactics. Of course, Russia is retaliating, and it’s tickling Hillary Clinton to no end.
Russia’s Stop List Includes Biden Administration and Hillary Clinton
In a response to the various sanctions imposed on Russia as well as the continued US aid to Ukraine, Russia’s foreign ministry has issued a “stop list” to prevent members of the Biden administration from entering Russia.
The statement from Russia’s foreign ministry read, “This step, taken as a response measure, is the inevitable result of the extreme Russophobic policy of the current US Administration, which, in a desperate attempt to maintain American hegemony, has abandoned any sense of decorum and placed its bets on the head-on containment of Russia”.
The list has the obvious names from the Biden administration including President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, national security adviser Jake Sullivan, CIA Director William Burns, press secretary Jen Psaki, deputy national security adviser Daleep Singh, USAID Administrator Samantha Power, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo and U.S. Export-Import Bank President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis.
President Biden’s son Hunter is also on the list, as is former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
Of course, none of the “Russia-banned” Americans are concerned about it, as Psaki waived off the significance of the announcement Tuesday, saying “none of us are planning tourist trips to Russia, none of us have bank accounts that we won’t be able to access, so we will forge ahead.”
The “black list” has extended to Canada as well, as Russia has banned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly, and Defence Minister Anita Anand from entering Russia.
Hillary Clinton Is Tickled Silly As She Thanks Russia
74-year-old Hillary Clinton finds the bans a little funny, as she tweeted about it, thanking Russia for the “lifetime achievement award”.
I want to thank the Russian Academy for this Lifetime Achievement Award. https://t.co/4og9S3OCEp
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 15, 2022
The tweet has certainly earned her the respect of more Twitter users, as one wrote, “Hillary Clinton would have been, and would still be, a great President. If Clinton runs again, she better hire Barack Obama to run her campaign. 2000 and 2016 nearly broke this country. We don’t need a repeat of that in 2028.”
The memes have started pouring in though, and we can’t stop laughing.
(Hillary was right and she warned everyone.) pic.twitter.com/ynZnBOlBi4
— *GMQ* SUSAN 🇺🇲🇺🇦🌻 (@ifudontlike2bad) March 15, 2022
Like being blocked on Twitter I’d consider this an honor.
Bravo to you.
I noticed there are no republicans on the list.
Didn’t Lindsey Graham threaten Putin just last week? How come he isn’t on this list?
— christina m. brooks (@runewarrior) March 15, 2022
— Tik-Tok=Ching-Ching… (@DonzboxDon) March 15, 2022
Ukraine President Urges President Joe Biden For More
Meanwhile, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has directly addressed US President Joe Biden in his speech to Congress.
As reported by CNN, Zelenskyy said, “I see no sense in life if it cannot stop the deaths. And this is my main issue as the leader of the people, great Ukrainians, and as the leader of my nation. I’m addressing President Biden: You are the leader of the nation, of your great nation. I wish you to be the leader of the world. Being the leader of the world means to be the leader of peace.”
Zelenskyy received another standing ovation as he wrapped up his speech to the bipartisan members of the US House and Senate. The United States is now under further pressure from Ukraine to provide more military aid and declare Ukraine as a no-fly zone.
The world is watching, in the meanwhile as an oil crisis looms large, considering Russia is the largest oil and products exporter in the world, and most of Europe depends on it.