The White House said that the President of the United States, Joe Biden, had signed a decree that would make it possible to punish Russia again, for “strategic and economic consequences”, if Moscow “continued to escalate its international destabilization measures.” . In a statement.
Under this decree, the US Treasury Department banned US financial institutions from purchasing debt issued by Russia immediately after June 14.
The diploma also imposes sanctions on six Russian technology companies accused of supporting the cyber activities of the intelligence services in Moscow.
Biden’s decision came in response to the 2020 cyber attack attributed to Moscow, which affected dozens of organizations in the United States through SolarWinds, a US software company whose product has been compromised to create a security hole among its users, including several US federal agencies.
The Biden government also imposed sanctions on 32 entities and people accused of trying, on behalf of the Russian government, to “influence the 2020 presidential elections in the United States,” according to the White House.
In partnership with the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, the United States government will also impose sanctions on eight persons and entities “associated with the continuing occupation and oppression in the Crimea.”
As for the accusations that Russia presented to the Taliban with rewards for attacking American soldiers in Afghanistan, the White House did not comment at the present time, saying that this is an issue that is being dealt with “through diplomatic, military and intelligence channels.”
The sanctions announced by the White House today come at a particularly sensitive moment in diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia, which has been exacerbated by recent statements by President Joe Biden who accused his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, of being a “murderer.”
Russia pledges an “inevitable” response to the sanctions and invites the US ambassador
Today, Russia promised a “inevitable” response to the new sanctions imposed by the United States on the country, and called on the US ambassador in Moscow for a “difficult conversation”.
“The United States is not ready to accept the objective reality of a multipolar world, without American hegemony (…). Such aggressive behavior will receive a strong response.” Russian diplomatic spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the response to sanctions will be inevitable.