Balint, Donovan, Formella included on Russian blacklist
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Russia is barring certain U.S. leaders from entering the country and some elected officials from our region are on the list.
Russian leaders published a list of 500 Americans to be denied entry to the federation. This is in retaliation for U.S. sanctions placed on the country as a result of the war in Ukraine.
Among those listed: Vermont Rep. Becca Balint, former Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan and New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella.
Other notable people on the list of senators, experts and law enforcement officers include former president Barack Obama and New York Attorney General Letitia James.
New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella calls being blacklisted by Russia a badge of honor. “I am proud to vigorously enforce New Hampshire law and will continue to do so despite attempts like this to try and intimidate America’s public officials. This ‘action’ will have no impact on me, my office, or our work,” he said.
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