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U.S. adds new sanctions on Russia after hacking

The us treasury department added on Wednesday to an additional 18 individuals and four companies on the list of sanctions against Russia already in april of this year. This is according to the Reuters news agency.

will the new sanctions as a result of that Russia tried to influence the u.s. presidential election in 2016, to those who are now singled out have been involved in hacking anti-doping agency (WADA) and of other activities where the use of illegal means.

One of the 18 is an accounts manager at a company which, according to the united states engaged in information warfare against the country. 15 of the 18 must also be linked to the Russian intelligence service, and nine of these are singled out for that as employees of the military intelligence service GRU have stolen documents in connection with the election in 2016, writes the ministry of finance on its website.

also accused of hacking the e-mail and to have been engaged in phishing and in e-mails tried to get over the login details and account number of the campaign staff. One of them must have hacked into the computers that belonged to an american company, which provided the authorities with the program that was used to verify who voted during the elections in 2016.

the ministry of finance also points out the two GRU agents Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bosjirov responsible for nervgasattacken in Salisbury in march of this year.

the company away from the sanktionslistan: Rusal Plc, its parent company, A+ and the company ESE, since these promised to reduce the Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaskas part in the ownership and transfer it in a neutral fund. Oleg Deripaska himself, who is included in the Russian president Vladimir Putin's inner circle, will still be on the sanktionslistan.

Rusal is the world's second-largest producer of aluminum, A+ is an energy and mining companies and the ESE is Russia's largest private energy companies. All the sanctions against these companies will be gone within 30 days, writes the ministry of finance in a press release on its website.

so Far the U.S. targeted sanctions against a total of 272 Russian citizens.

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