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Trump endorses sanctions for intervention on elections

Trump endorses sanctions for intervention on elections

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American President Donald Trump signed a decree on the introduction of sanctions against foreign citizens and companies accused of intervention on the US elections, Reuters report.
The outlet notes that the sanctions will freeze the assets, restrict the access to the financial system of the USA, and also will prohibit Americans to invest in the sanctioned companies. According to the decree, United States Department of State and United States Department of the Treasury will adopt the decision on the introduction of the sanctions.

The Hill reports, according to the decree, the intelligence services of the USA are commissioned to investigate the facts of the anticipated interference in the elections.
As it was reported earlier, former adviser of Donald Trump George Papadopoulos was arrested for 14 days for false testimony in the case of the Russian interference in the US Presidential elections in 2016.

Earlier, the U.S. authorities pressed charges against 12 Russians who are suspected of hacking email accounts of the Democratic Party leaders during the presidential election campaign in 2016. According to the investigation, the officers of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate were included in the list. They are accused of organizing the cyber attacks, hacking the mailboxes, stealing the documents and their further spreading in the network.
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