“The sanctions, which two sources said would be announced as early as Thursday, would follow the March 15 U.S. decision to sanction 19 people and five entities, including Russian intelligence services, for cyber attacks stretching back at least two years,” the message says.
Four sources said the sanctions would be imposed under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, also known as CAATSA, which was passed by Republicans and Democrats seeking to punish Russia for its 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, involvement in the Syrian civil war and meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
The White House and Treasury declined to comment on whether they planned to impose sanctions this week. When asked about the issue.
As it was reported earlier, the EU has officially extended the anti-Russian sanctions imposed for Russia's annexation of Crimea. The deadline is September 15, 2018.
The legal acts will available in the EU Official Journal of 13 March 2018.
According to the Council's decision, other EU measures in place in response to the Ukraine crisis include economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy, currently in place until 31 July 2018, and restrictive measures in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol, limited to the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, currently in place until 23 June 2018.