Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul announced a ban on entry to Russia. He wrote about this in his Twitter.
“Confirmed that I was in the sanctions list of the Kremlin and can’t enter Russia,” he said.
In the second tweet he wrote that, as he said, the sanctions he got from a “close connection” with the US President Barack Obama. He also said that the US imposed sanctions on close to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
“As far as I know, the last US Ambassador to USSR/Russia, which banned entry, was George Kennan. Good company!” — he wrote.
As reported “Interfax” citing a source in the Russian foreign Ministry, Moscow confirms the inclusion McFaul to the list.
“McFaul is indeed mirrored in the sanctions list,” — said the Agency interlocutor, noting that the former Ambassador “knew about it”.
“Michael McFaul, as always, was right: it was included in the return list is not close to Obama, as he wrote, and for active participation in the destruction of bilateral relations and consistent lobbying campaign of pressure on Russia,” he explained.
Earlier, the former Ambassador wrote in his Twitter that President Vladimir Putin intervened in the U.S. presidential election. “Putin has interfered in our elections and has made progress. Well done.” Later the record was deleted. November 9, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said his statement. “First, the Obama administration appointed these “Makhalov” in responsible positions and entrusted to them the management of not only their country, but many vassal States, and then, when the situation became a stalemate, started to shout that Moscow was to blame,” wrote Zakharov.
American political scientist Michael McFaul worked in Russia as Ambassador from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, he was special assistant to the President for national security Affairs and senior Director for Russia and Eurasian Affairs at the national security Council of the United States.
McFaul is known for sharp statements about external and internal policy of Russia and meetings with representatives of the opposition. In April 2016 Zakharova called McFaul, “the antiprimerom” behavior of the head of the diplomatic mission.
In June, commenting on the results of a referendum on British exit from EU, Brexit McFaul called a “giant victory” of Vladimir Putin. Speaking about U.S.-Russian relations, McFaul in an interview with the Estonian newspaper stated that the United States needs “to rein in” Russia.
In 2014 the U.S. Embassy in Russia headed by John Tefft.