The United States has imposed sanctions against several employees of the Russian secret service, the GRU, and several companies in Russia. The U.S. Treasury Department to punish “Russian intelligence officers, who were involved in Cyber operations to disrupt the elections in 2016,” and because of a variety of other malicious activities, said Minister of Finance, Steven Mnuchin, according to the memo. In total, the US authorities against eight individuals and four institutions.

For the criminal measures, the Ministry further reasons: a Hacker attack on the world Anti-Doping Agency, the poison attack on the Ex-agent, Sergei Skripal in the UK, as well as ongoing Attempts by Russian Troll-factories for the Manipulation of public opinion in the United States.

In October, a Russian news-site, in the case of the former British had placed Russian double-agent Skripal the name of a third party Involved in the Russian military intelligence service GRU into the conversation. From the Ministry of Finance, only the GRU have been sanctioned but only time officers with the deck name, Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Boshirov.

the aim of the sanctions was to “deter and defend” in the face of “ongoing malicious activities of Russia, its agents and its intelligence services,” said US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin. His country work in this area with its international allies and partners. How, exactly, the sanctions look like, was not communicated in Detail.

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penalties have also been imposed against two GROUP employees and three Russian companies with Links to Troll-factories for the Manipulation of public opinion in the United States.

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