The Biden administration is retaliating against Russia. Russia has formally condemned the cyber attack in 2020, and NATO has expressed its “support” to the United States.
In response to the cyber attack caused by Moscow and the interference with the 2020 presidential election, the US government Joe Biden announced a series of financial sanctions against Russia on Thursday, April 15, and expelled ten Russian diplomats. official.
Russia pledged to respond on Thursday “inevitable” Accept the new US sanctions against him and call the US ambassador to Moscow “Difficult conversation”. “The United States is not ready to accept the objective reality of a multipolar world without U.S. hegemony. (…) Such aggression will be subject to strong revenge. The response to sanctions will be inevitable”Russian diplomatic spokesperson Maria Zakharova (Maria Zakharova) said.
The President of the United States has signed a decree allowing Russia to be punished again in order to facilitate “Strategic and economic consequences, (…) If it continues or promotes the escalation of its international destabilizing operations,”, Warned the White House in a statement. As part of the executive order, the U.S. Treasury Department prohibits U.S. financial institutions from directly purchasing debt issued by Russia after June 14. It also sanctioned six Russian technology companies accused of supporting Moscow’s cybernetic intelligence activities.
This is a response to a cyberattack in 2020, which used to be the carrier of the US software publisher SolarWinds, whose products were pirated to introduce vulnerabilities to its users, including several US federal agencies. As already hinted, the Biden administration officially accused Russia of being responsible for the attack.The Ministry of Finance also sanctioned 32 entities and alleged attempts to represent the Russian government“Influencing the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election”According to the White House.
The US government has also cooperated with the European Union, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia to impose sanctions on eight individuals and entities. “Related to the continued occupation and suppression of Crimea”.As for the accusation of bounty provided by Russia to the Taliban to attack US troops or foreign soldiers in Afghanistan, the White House is still vaguely affirming that the matter is “Managed through diplomatic, military and intelligence channels”.