According to one of the sources, the set of sanctions against some Russian officials will be accompanied by orders on the expulsion of some of them from the U.S.
Moreover, about 30 sanctions will be put on the blacklist of the U.S.
The sanctions will become a part of the measures set by the U.S. government tied with the violation of the cybersecurity that was exposed in December and according to the U.S. government, possibly it was organized by Russia. This cyber-attack was aiming at the software produced by SolarWinds Corp. As a result, hackers got access to the data of thousands of companies and governmental establishments that used the software of this company.
On February 24, Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft company has evidence of Russian government institutions being behind the most dangerous hacker attack on the U.S. so far. It was the Sunburst attack on the systems of Solarwinds company.