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Obama strikes at Russia for election hacking

Russia has criticised the sanctions and vowed retaliation

David E Sanger 

President Barack Obama struck back at Russia on Thursday for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and imposing sanctions on Russia’s two leading intelligence services. The administration also penalised four top officers of one of those services, the powerful military intelligence unit known as the GRU Intelligence agencies have concluded that the GRU ordered the attacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political organisations, with the approval of the Kremlin, and ultimately enabled the ...

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First Published: Sat, December 31 2016. 01:37 IST