U.S. Department of the Treasury announced new sanctions against Russia because of the series of cyber attacks aiming to change the course of U.S. presidential race.
Among those sanctioned are chief of Russia’s military intelligence Igor Korobov and three of his deputies, as well as hackers Alexei Belan and Yevgeniy Bogachev. On the whole, the sanctions are imposed on six individuals and five entities; the FSB, Russia’s federal security service, is among them.
Besides, 35 Russian diplomats were thrown out of Washington and San Francisco – a move, which President Barack Obama called ‘a necessary and an adequate reply to Russia’s actions’. The U.S. leader also called the Russian diplomats ‘scouts’.
The U.S. authorities closed two Russian diplomatic missions in Maryland and New York, which were allegedly used for purposes of reconnaissance. Russian diplomats will have no access to these missions staring from Friday noon.