: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russia explains why former U.S. ambassador McFaul on its travel ban list

It has been confirmed that former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has been put on the Kremlin`s sanction list, according to Russia`s media outlet.

”Indeed, Michael McFaul is on the retaliatory sanction list, and he has been informed about that,” a source in Russia`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. ”He was put on the list in response to U.S. travel ban on Russian citizens.”

McFaul earlier wrote on Facebook that he had been banned from travelling to Russia.

”[I] was told that I am the Kremlin`s sanctions list because of my close affiliation with Obama. I will take that as a compliment!” he wrote.

”To the best of my knowledge, George Kennan was the last U.S. ambassador to USSR/Russia to be banned from traveling there. Good company! Hope that I am not on the Russia travel ban list forever. Since 1983, I`ve been living in and traveling to that country,” he wrote.


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