Three senators, leaders of the Democratic Party, called on the U.S. State Department to impose “immediate sanctions” against Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin personally. This was reported by Axios.
The document was signed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Foreign Relations Ranking Member Bob Menendez, and Senator Sherrod Brown. They urged U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.
The reason for the sanctions became Russia’s attempt to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
“We urge you to immediately and necessarily impose sanctions against the government of the Russian Federation, any Russian entities that are considered to be responsible for ongoing election interference, as well as those who acting on their behalf or providing material or financial support for their efforts,” the message reads.
Senators insist that sanctions should be imposed directly against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
As The Journalist reported, U.S. expands Iran sanctions.