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Russia bans entry to U.S. lawmakers, officials

  • Speaker of the House John Boehner and U.S. President Barack Obama (L) talk as Obama departs the annual "Friends of Ireland" luncheon at the Capitol in Washington, March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

MOSCOW: Russia says it has imposed entry bans on nine U.S. lawmakers and officials in retaliation to Washington's sanctions over Crimea.

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday released the list that includes John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Robert Menendez, the head of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, other senators and administration officials.

The move came minutes after President Barack Obama introduced a new round of U.S. sanctions.

 

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