U.S. extends sanctions against Russia

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U.S. President Donald Trump has extended the effects of previous executive orders through which U.S. imposed sanctions against the aggressor country for cyber-attacks. The decree gives the Ministry of Finance the right to impose sanctions against perpetrators of cyber-attacks directed against the United States, the press service of the White House reports.

The Executive Order 13694, signed by former U.S. President Barack Obama, gave the Ministry of Finance the right to impose sanctions against perpetrators of cyber-attacks against the United States, blocking any of their assets in the country and cutting them off from the U.S. financial system.

At the end of 2016, the document was supplemented with new provisions. Restrictive measures have been extended to individuals outside the United States, involved in cyber-enabled activities. Based on this decision, sanctions were imposed on the Federal Security Service of Russia and the former Main Intelligence Directorate (now the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the RF Armed Forces).

As The Journalist reported, U.S. imposes sanctions against China, lifts against Russia.

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