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Biden ‘prepares sanctions against Russia, including BANISHING officials from the US’ for election meddling and cyber attacks

JOE Biden is reportedly preparing sanctions against Russia, including expelling officials from the US, for election meddling and cyber attacks.

The presidential administration is set to announce a series of countermeasures Russia on Thursday, according to officials with knowledge of the matter.


The Biden administration is said to be considering sanctions against RussiaCredit: Mega Agent
Biden and Putin spoke on Tuesday


Biden and Putin spoke on TuesdayCredit: AP

The measures will include financial sanctions as well as expelling a limited number of diplomats from the country, according to Bloomberg.

The sanctions are expected to be the answer to Russia’s attacks on government and private networks, as well as a host of other activities.

The sanctions will be put in place later President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on Tuesday, with Biden reportedly speaking Russian leader that the United States will act to protect its interests.

Biden is said to have proposed the idea of ​​a meeting where the two leaders will discuss issues facing the two countries currently.

The then-vice presidents Biden and Putin shook hands in 2011


The then-vice presidents Biden and Putin shook hands in 2011Credit: AP

On Biden’s first day as president, he ordered a number of Russian-related reconsideration.

Those issues included meddling in the US election, reporting on Russian bounties to American soldiers in Afghanistan, hacking attacks on “SolarWinds” and the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.

A review of the US intelligence community concluded that Putin and the Russian government are likely to participate in an effort to influence the 2020 election.

According to Bloomberg, some of the measures planned had to deal with facilities controlled by Russian intelligence, which could be related to the spread of misinformation about the 2020 US election.

The Biden administration announced sanctions on Russian officials related to Navalny last month, but has yet to turn to other matters.

Russia has repeatedly denied meddling in the US election – as well as the poisoning allegations and bonuses.

The country’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said that Russia would retaliate against any new sanctions.

In the past, Biden administration officials have said that any new sanctions would hit Moscow more strongly, as previous ones were widely ignored.



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