According to information obtained by CNN from its sources, up to a dozen Russian diplomats will be expelled from the United States. The Wall Street Journal reported 10 people. These diplomats are currently in Washington and New York. They must have 30 days to leave the country.
In contrast, the new financial restrictions aim to harm the Russian economy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the planned ban is to prevent US financial institutions from purchasing new bonds directly from Russia’s Central Bank, Ministry of Finance, and government wealth fund after June 14.
Penalties in response to a hacker attack
The sanctions are supposed to be a response to Moscow’s alleged interference in the US elections, a massive breakthrough attack at the end of 2020, and other unwanted activity against the United States. It should be noted that this has consequences for Russia of the alleged interference in the presidential elections Joe Biden It was already announced in March, in a high-profile interview Vladimir Putin called the murderer.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Russian intelligence will be officially accused of hacking into the most important government and corporate IT systems with SolarWinds at the end of 2020.
According to CNN, US allies have been informed of the planned actions, and State Department officials are preparing for possible reactions from Moscow.
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