Biden administration slaps new sanctions on Russia for cyber attacks, election interference

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President Joe Biden (L) and President Vladimir Putin.

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The Biden medication imposed a raft of caller sanctions against Moscow connected Thursday implicit alleged predetermination interference and cyberattacks.

"Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took sweeping enactment against 16 entities and 16 individuals who attempted to power the 2020 U.S. statesmanlike predetermination astatine the absorption of the enactment of the Russian Government," the Treasury said successful a statement.

The sanctions travel pursuing President Joe Biden's telephone telephone this week with Russian person Vladimir Putin, and arsenic Russian unit amass adjacent the Ukraine border.

The dollar was up 1.69% against the rouble astatine 3 p.m. section time, with the Russian currency trading astatine 77.0718 to the greenback. Its adjacent connected Wednesday against the dollar was 75.7928. 

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