Overview of the new Biden administration’s sanctions on Russia


Thursday’s Biden administration unfolds A series of drastic sanctions against Russia Interference with elections, hacking campaigns, and other malicious activities. Look at those sanctions:

Election-related sanctions

Treasury has authorized 16 related people and 16 entities Russia’s Election Interference Efforts.. They include SouthFront, NewsFront, and the Strategic Cultural Foundation, and are described by the department as disinformation sites associated with Russian intelligence. In addition, the ministry is a supporter of the Internet Research Agency, which conducted a campaign to interfere with Russia’s elections in 2016, Yevgeniy Prigozhin, and a Russian intelligence agency that falsely claimed that Ukraine was behind the 2016 intervention efforts. New steps have been taken to sanction Konstantin Kilimnik.

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Cyber ​​sanctions

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to give the Treasury new authorities to sanction Russian government hackers and the information technology companies that support them. The division has used the new powers to sanction six Russian companies that provide R & D and technical support to Russian intelligence agencies related to many hacks, including: Massive infringement of SolarWinds.. The most well-known sanctioned company is Positive Technologies, a cybersecurity company with global customers, including major banks and telecommunications companies. Microsoft announced Thursday that it will remove it from its list of partners that provide early access to vulnerable data. Treasury officials said they recruited hackers at a positive-sponsored convention by Russian intelligence, whose first major customers included the Russian Defense Ministry in 2004.

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Ukrainian sanctions

The United States has acted in cooperation with the European Union, Great Britain, Canada and Australia, sanctioning Russian people and groups in support of Russia’s annexation. Crimea, This is not recognized by the international community. The Russian company that helped build the bridge between Crimea and Russia and Russian officials in Crimea’s leadership position were jointly licensed by the United States and its allies.

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General sanctions

The U.S. has targeted its ability to borrow Russian funds by banning U.S. financial institutions from buying Russian bonds directly. Central Bank of Russia, Russian National Welfare Fund and Ministry of Finance.

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Other actions

The United States has expelled 10 Russian diplomats, including some who said the Biden administration was representative of Russian intelligence.The White House also said Biden is using diplomatic, military and intelligence channels to respond. Russia reports urging the Taliban to attack the U.S. and Allied forces in Afghanistan It is based on the “best evaluation” of the intelligence community.

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