U.S. senators announced the introduction of the “comprehensive” sanctions against Moscow in connection with the alleged cyberattack during the presidential elections in the country.
As reported by Reuters, this initiative was made by the Republicans John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Democrats Ben Cardin and Robert Menendez. In the U.S. Congress will be presented the relevant draft law.
“We are going to introduce sanctions that would hit them (Russian – approx. ed.) in the financial sector and the energy sector where they are most weak,” said Graham, noting that the planned measures in respect of Moscow will be much more stringent than already imposed.
The US accuses Russian hacker attacks on the resources of the political organizations of the country during the election campaign.
On the eve of New year, the Obama administration imposed sanctions against nine Russian institutions, companies and individuals for allegedly “meddling in the election” and “pressure on American diplomats.” Also closed two of the residential complex, non-diplomatic property of the Russian Federation, and 35 Russian diplomats were declared persona non grata. They were given 72 hours to leave the United States.
Later amerikanka intelligence agencies issued a report which blamed the cyberattacks in the United States for the Russian government. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the document, called this activity “hunting for witches,” adding that Moscow is tired of the baseless accusations of the American side.
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