Next year US will introduce new sanctions against Russia and personally against the Russian President Vladimir Putin because of cyber attacks during the presidential campaign in the United States. This was stated by the US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham during his stay in Kyiv on December 30 in an interview to "Radio Freedom".
"Next year we are going to introduce new sanctions - other than those that already exist, in particular the sanctions imposed by Obama - that would hit the energy and banking sectors, which could not only strike the FSB or the GRU, but also Putin, his inner circle. I believe the only chance to force Russia to change is to make Putin economy and Putin himself to pay a heavy price for the actions of the country. Therefore, in early 2017, Congress, with bipartisan support, will try to approve new sanctions that will affect the banking and energy sectors which are critical components of the Russian economy. I hope we will get a positive vote, and the President Donald Trump will sign the law," Graham said.
US Republican Senator John McCain did not rule out strengthening sanctions against Russia because of cyber attacks during the presidential campaign in the United States.
As it was reported earlier, President of Ukraine met with US senators. Senator John McCain headed the US delegation, it was also composed of Senators Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar.