The US government will issue a variety of sanctions against Russia, according to the reports. With this, the United States is responding to cyberattacks, including the alleged interference in the 2020 presidential election. Russia condemns “all sanctions.”
The sanctions, expected on Thursday, target about 20 Russian entities and include the deportation of 10 people from the United States. Diplomats will be part of the goals.
There will also be a ban on buying ruble-denominated bonds of US financial institutions from June. The sanctions come at a time when there are actually quite a few Tensions between the United States and Russia. Russia Packing near the border with Ukraine And the Navalny captures It didn’t make things better.
Meanwhile, during a phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin last Tuesday, US President Joe Biden said that a meeting between them, in a third country, would be good to discuss matters affecting the two countries. However, in order to avoid penalties, this meeting, if indeed it did, would take place too late.
The Kremlin responded to the news on Thursday by saying that new US sanctions against Russia could stand in the way of a meeting between the two. “This is what the two presidents have to decide,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. He also made it clear that Russia condemns all the sanctions and considers them illegal.
Already early in his term, Biden dropped the possible attempt Influencing the results of the US elections last year To investigate. Moscow has repeatedly denied that it is interfering in the elections of other countries. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last week that Russia would take counter measures if new sanctions emerge.