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Senator Rand Paul Avoids Russian Travel Ban After Criticizing Ukrainian Aid Package

Paul Rand - Sputnik International, 1920, 21.05.2022
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Senator Rand Paul is missing from Russia's list of 439 congress people banned permanently from entering for inciting anti-Russian sentiment.
The Russian Foreign Ministry put out the "stop list" on Saturday. It features 963 American nationals, including a dozen senators and almost all representatives led by House speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Sen. Rand Paul delayed the passing of an aid package to Ukraine worth a record $40 billion in the Senate this week. The legislation was overwhelmingly approved on Thursday.
Only 11 senators opposed the bill that controversially included more than $20 billion in military funding — all Republicans — citing concerns with oversight of weapons transfers and failure to prioritize America's economy. Sen. Paul called to establish a special inspector general and oversight panel exclusively dedicated to monitoring how the funding is spent. However, such an amendment was never considered.
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