Following a new round of sanctions announced by President Barack Obama in response to Russia’s invasion of the Ukrainian Crimea, the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday responded in kind.
Here’s the American officials who made the list, via Roll Call’s Steven Dennis:
Russia’s list of USA officials sanctioned pic.twitter.com/2eKBlh9lWw
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) March 20, 2014
“The Speaker is proud to be included on a list of those willing to stand against Putin’s aggression,” said Michael Steel, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
“I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off, my Gazprom stock is lost, and my secret bank account in Moscow is frozen,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said after the announcement. “Nonetheless, I will never cease my efforts on behalf of the freedom, independence, and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including Crimea.”
Sen. Dan Coats (R-IN) responded with a lamentation on Twitter.
“While I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to go on vacation with my family in Siberia this summer, I am honored to be on this list,” he said.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) called the sanctions a “badge of honor.”
“It will not stop me from using my power as chair of the Energy Committee to promote America as an energy superpower and help increase energy exports around the world,” she said in a statement.