The U.S. Treasury will consider the possibility of imposing sanctions on 13 Russians, against whom the Justice Ministry earlier pressed charges in the case of interference in the presidential election of 2016. This was stated by the head of the U.S. Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"We continue to study the interference in the elections. I can only add that we are working closely with the FBI on information on the recent lawsuit and, if necessary, we will consider imposing sanctions against individuals on the basis of information that they have, "he said.
Earlier, State Department spokesman Heather Neuert did not exclude the possibility of imposing sanctions against 13 Russian citizens.
"Sanctions are something that we usually do not predict, but potentially we can consider it," she said.
As it was reported earlier in the framework of the investigation of Russia meddling in the U.S. presidential election in 2016, the U.S. has accused 13 Russian citizens.
The statement accuses Internet Research Agency also known as Russian “troll factory”. There are 13 people on the list who are believed to have aided the organization in spreading propaganda: Mikhail Bystrov, Mikhail Burchik, Aleksandra Krylova, Anna Bogacheva, Sergey Polozov, Maria Bovda, Robert Bovda, Dzheyknuh Aslanov, Vadim Podkopaev, Gleb Vasilchenko, Irina Kaverzina, and Vladimir Venkov, and Evgeniy Prigozhyn.