Contents tagged with US Elections

  • US ramps up sanction pressure on Russia

    On Thursday, the US announced that it is expanding the sanctions against Russia for meddling in US elections, as part of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).

    27 Russians have been blacklisted for “acting on behalf of the intelligence or defense sector of the Russian government,” the US State Department reported.

    The blacklisted Russians include GRU chief Igor Korobov and Yevgeny Prigozhin, who started as a restaurateur in St. Petersburg, and is now believed by …

  • American senator delivers Trump’s letter to Kremlin

    US Senator Republican Rand Paul said that during his visit to Moscow, he delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian authorities.

    “I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin’s administration. The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges,” Paul wrote on Twitter.

    In connection with this, the White House press …

  • US Senate majority leader calls for new anti-Russian sanctions

    US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel has urged two key Senate committees to hold hearings on the possibility of placing new sanctions on Russia in order to prevent the Kremlin’s interference in future US elections, Voice of America reports.

    McConnel has asked the leaders of the foreign relations and banking committees to “facilitate Congress’s efforts to formulate a state-level response to interference by Russia, or any other country, in our elections in 2018”.

    Republican Senator Lindsey …

  • Putin rejects possibility of extraditing individuals accused of interfering in elections to the US

    Commenting on accusations by the United States against thirteen Russian citizens of interference in the US elections in 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia would never "extradite" its citizens to the United States. He spoke about this during an interview with NBC News. The television channel published yet another excerpt from this conversation on March 4.

    "Never, never. Russia does not extradite its citizens to anyone, just like the United States," the President said in …

  • PayPal blocked accounts of a Russian company accused of cyber-attacks against the US

    PayPal, a worldwide online payments system, has blocked the personal and corporate accounts of King Servers company, from whose servers the cyber-attack on the U.S. election systems was performed. The company’s owner, Vladimir Fomenko informed RIA Novosti of this development.

    American experts have previously declared that King Servers, whose owner lives in the city of Biysk, Altai region, owns six of the eight IP-addresses uncovered by the FBI in connection with the hacking investigation. It …