US Punishes 19 Russians over Vote Meddling and Cyber-Attacks
Albanian Daily News
Published March 15, 2018
Yevgeny Prigozhin, known as "Putin's chef", has denied election tamperingThe US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians, accusing them of interference in the 2016 US election and alleged cyber-attacks.
They include 13 individuals charged last month by Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin accused the Russians of "destructive cyber-attacks, and intrusions targeting critical infrastructure".
He said the sanctions would target "ongoing nefarious attacks" by Russia.
The measures are being described in Washington as the strongest action taken by the Trump administration thus far against Moscow. Russia says it has already begun drawing up counter-measures.