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Landrieu, others banned from entering Russia

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MOSCOW (KNOE 8 News/AP) - 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.

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) has also been banned by the Russian government to enter into the country. Landrieu's office is expected to release a statement on Thursday.

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

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