15 persons from the Russian military intelligence service GRU are among those affected by new u.s. sanctions.
the ministry of Finance in Washington reports on Wednesday that the sanctions imposed for alleged interference in the u.s. presidential election in 2016, the hacking of The International Anti-Doping Agency and other "malicious activities".
the Sanctions be imposed "as a response to Russia's continued disregard of international norms", says a communication from the ministry of Finance.
most of The names on the GRU-employees are, however, already on other black lists from the u.s. treasury department, writes the news agency AFP.
in addition to the staff in GRU, there are also two persons and three companies linked to the so-called troldefabrikker in Russia, who have systematically attempted to manipulate the public opinion in the UNITED states.
at the same time with the introduction of new sanctions, the US sanctions against three companies linked to the oligarken Oleg Deripaska. He belongs to president Vladimir Putin's inner circle.
One of the companies, which are now no longer subject to sanctions, is Rusal, the world's second-largest producer of aluminum.
The three companies have agreed to a series of changes, which among other things include reducing the rigmandens ownership interest.
Deripaska itself is still governed by the sanctions that were introduced against him in august.