The Biden administration is expected to announce sanctions against Russian officials and entities for their alleged roles in election meddling and the SolarWinds hack, according to multiple reports late at night. Wednesday.
Bloomberg, CNN and Reuters all reported separately that announcements could arrive as early as Thursday. The sanctions are expected to target about 30 Russian entities and individuals connected to the Russian government and intelligence services. About 10 Russian officials and diplomats are expected to be expelled from the US
These moves are believed to have the support of European allies and could potentially increase tensions between the US and Russia, which have become tense due to Russian army building along the borders of Ukraine.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin and said the United States would “Act resolutely to protect its national interests” involving hacking activities and election interference.
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hack, the full scope is still under investigation. The months-long breach infiltrated the networks of at least nine government agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and dozens of companies. Russian hackers are the main suspects.