Russia announced Monday that it was blocking 25 Americans from entering its territory, including director Sean Penn and actor Ben Stiller. This is a response to US sanctions against Russia.
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The decision was made “in response to the increasingly broad sanctions imposed on Russian citizens by the Joe Biden administration,” it said. in a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Among those banned from entering Russia is actor and director Sean Penn, who traveled to Kiev in late June to show his support for Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky. The list also includes actor Ben Stiller, who also visited the Ukrainian capital in June, and political figures and members of President Joe Biden’s administration.
“The hostile actions of the US authorities, which continue to move in a Russophobic direction, destroying bilateral ties and intensifying the confrontation between Russia and the United States, will continue to be vigorously repelled.” declaration.
In late June, Russia announced it would never allow the wife and daughter of US President Joe Biden access again, after Washington imposed sanctions on members of Vladimir Putin’s family, including his two daughters, and on the Russian president himself. . Biden in turn can no longer enter Russia.