U.S has imposed new sanctions on Russia, ordering 10 diplomats to leave the country

New sanctions on Russia for interfering in the presidential election and hacking federal agencies

New sanctions on Russia for interfering in the presidential election and hacking federal agencies

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US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order deporting 10 US diplomats, imposing new sanctions on Russia over alleged interference in last year’s presidential election and hacking of federal agencies. According to a report by the American news agency ‘AP’, these sanctions have also targeted Moscow’s ability to borrow money and now US financial institutions have been prevented from buying bonds directly from Russian institutions. The administration’s weeks-long crackdown marks the first resistance to the Kremlin’s alleged hacking, known as the Solar Winds Breach. The interference is believed to have been caused by Russian hackers infecting widely used software with virus-based code that gave them access to US agency networks.

U.S. officials say the bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a U.S. military base. In addition to the hack, U.S. officials last month accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of authorizing influential operations to help Donald Trump, who is running for re-election, but failed. There is no evidence that Russia or anyone else changed the vote or changed the outcome. Russia, however, has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once. Today’s announcement also includes sanctions on six Russian companies that cooperate in the country’s cyber activities. In addition to the sanctions, 32 individuals and entities have been banned for spreading misleading information, including interfering in last year’s presidential election. The United States has also banned eight individuals and entities linked to the Russian occupation of Crimea.

The Biden administration also said the 10 deported diplomats included representatives of the Russian intelligence service. Other measures are expected from the US administration, but they will not be announced. The authorities are instructing that their response to Russia will be both seen and seen. US Secretary of State Anthony Blanken said the measures were aimed at holding Russia accountable for its actions. “We will respond strongly to Russian actions that harm us or our allies and partners,” he said. At the same time, he said, where possible, the United States would seek opportunities for cooperation with Russia, with the aim of building a stable relationship in the interests of the United States. The White House also said that Joe Biden was using diplomatic, military and intelligence channels in response to reports that Russia was planning to attack US and allied forces in Afghanistan based on the best estimates of the intelligence community. Following the announcement of the sanctions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova warned that such “aggressive behavior” would undoubtedly provoke retaliation. He said Washington should realize that it would have to pay the price for a bilateral end. The State Department spokesman added that the responsibility would fall entirely on the United States. He said the State Department had summoned the US ambassador for “tough talks” but would not immediately say what action Russia would take.


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