U.S. Imposes Fresh Russia Sanctions for Election Meddling

Deripaska himself will remain under sanctions, the Treasury said.
U.S. Imposes Fresh Russia Sanctions for Election Meddling
20 December 13:37 2018 Print This Article

The United States imposed fresh Russia-related sanctions on Wednesday, expanding a blacklist of individuals allegedly involved in a Kremlin-backed campaign to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, among other misdeeds.

The U.S. Treasury Department twinned that development with an announcement that it would lift sanctions on major aluminum company Rusal and two other firms tied to Oleg Deripaska after a deal was struck to sever the Russian oligarch’s control over them.

Deripaska himself will remain under sanctions, the Treasury said.

The fresh sanctions targeted 15 members of a Russian military intelligence service and four entities involved in the alleged election interference, the hacking of the World Anti-Doping Agency and other “malign activities” around the world, the Treasury said in a statement on its website.

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