U.S. imposes sanctions on seven Ukrainians accused of interference in 2020 presidential vote 12 January 2021, 17:38


The U.S. has introduced sanctions against seven persons and four entities that are part of the foreign influence network tied with Russia and Andriy Derkach.

Among sanctioned individuals, there are seven Ukrainians.

Former Ukrainian Government officials Konstantin Kulyk, Oleksandr Onyshchenko, Andriy Telizhenko, and current Ukraine Member of Parliament Oleksandr Dubinsky have publicly appeared or affiliated themselves with Derkach through the coordinated dissemination and promotion of fraudulent and unsubstantiated allegations involving a U.S. political candidate. They have made repeated public statements to advance disinformation narratives that U.S. government officials have engaged in corrupt dealings in Ukraine. These efforts are consistent with and in support of Derkach’s efforts, acting as an agent of the Russian intelligence services, to influence the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. 

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