WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned 15 Russians over hacking, interference in U.S. elections and a nerve agent attack in England.
In a separate action Wednesday, the agency also announced plans to lift sanctions on the aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal. It comes after the department approved a plan that severed Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s control of the company.
The sanctions announced Wednesday include actions against nine Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking into Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and releasing tens of thousands of private communications.
The Treasury Department says Russia’s “continued disregard for international norms” necessitated the sanctions.
Sanctions were also levied against Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. They’ve been charged by British officials with the botched assassination attempt on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.