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U.S. to punish Russia for SolarWinds intrusion, bounties on U.S. soldiers and interference in 2020 elections


This news story was published on April 20, 2021.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department announced actions to hold the Russian Government to account for the SolarWinds intrusion, reports of bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and attempts to interfere in the 2020 U.S. elections, it was recently announced.

The U.S. State Department says:

We  have engaged Russian authorities to share our concerns about their actions and the steps we are taking in response. The President is signing a new Executive Order on Russia that will broaden the scope of our sanctions authoritiesUnder this new Executive Order, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is issuing a directive prohibiting U.S. financial institutions from conducting transactions in the primary market for new ruble or non-ruble denominated bonds issued after June 14, 2021. This Executive Order also provides authority for the U.S. government to expand sovereign debt sanctions on Russia as appropriate.

The U.S. Department of State is also expelling 10 officials from Russia’s bilateral mission.  In addition, the U.S. Department of the Treasury is announcing sanctions against entities and individuals involved in election interference and against companies that support the malign activities of the Russian intelligence services responsible for the SolarWinds intrusion and other recent cyber incidents.  These sanctions will serve to reduce Russian resources available to carry out similar malign activities.

In addition, together with partners and allies, on March 2 the U.S.  responded to Russia’s attempt to poison Aleksey Navalny using a chemical weapon and his subsequent arrest and imprisonment.  We remain concerned about Navalny’s health and treatment in prison, and call for his unconditional release.

These actions are intended to hold Russia to account for its reckless actions. We will act firmly in response to Russian actions that cause harm to us or our allies and partners. Where possible, the United States will also seek opportunities for cooperation with Russia, with the goal of building a more stable and predictable relationship consistent with U.S. interests.

Additionally, the State Department is taking steps to bolster cybersecurity partnerships internationally, including by providing a new training course with partners on the policy and technical aspects of publicly attributing cyber incidents and by supporting trainings on responsible state behavior in cyberspace.

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11 Responses to U.S. to punish Russia for SolarWinds intrusion, bounties on U.S. soldiers and interference in 2020 elections

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 23, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Bounties were PROVEN false quite a while ago. Sorry, you wouldn’t of heard about that, it wasn’t on cnn,msm,msnbc,facebook,twitter, and the like. It didn’t fit what they want you to think.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 22, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    ya hoo more golden showers

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    AOC Reply Report comment

    April 22, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    SUPPOSE THIS WILL MAKE THEM FOLLOW THE GREEN DEAL AGENDA?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 20, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    What’s Biden going to do? Cut off their monthly allotment of Dr Pepper for a year? The US has gotten so concerned about keeping the coloreds happy and giving them whatever they ask for, that foreign policy and keeping our place in the global sphere really doesn’t count for much anymore.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 22, 2021 at 5:06 pm

      The Cleaners called. Your white robes are ready for pickup.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 22, 2021 at 6:34 pm

        Aww…did you just try to play your itty-bitty race card?

        Instead, why don’t you try to disprove anything he said?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          April 23, 2021 at 7:09 am

          google it idiot. You will find what he is going to do.

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            Anonymous

            April 23, 2021 at 12:52 pm

            What he is going to try to do? The US has no credibility any more, or the power to cause anything to happen. If we try, the left will come up with a dozen reasons why it’s illegal, immoral, or just not right. The days of the great US superpowers are long gone.