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US imposes sanctions on Russians individuals, entities

IANS  |  Washington 

The US has imposed sanctions on 18 Russian individuals and four entities, according to a statement issued by the

The sanctions were in response to "Russia's continued disregard for international norms", said the statement on Wednesday, reported.

According to the statement, 15 of 18 individuals are members of (GRU), whom the US accused of involving in "attempting to interfere in the 2016 US election, efforts to undermine international organisations through cyber-enabled means, and an assassination attempt in the UK".

The US also imposed sanctions on four entities and several individuals related to Russian efforts to interfere with worldwide, said the statement.

All property and interests in property of these persons subject to or transiting US jurisdiction are blocked, and Americans are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them, according to the statement.

The to date has sanctioned 272 Russia-related individuals and entities, said the Treasury Department.

The has long regarded the sanctions imposed by the illegal, vowing to respond accordingly.

The frequent sanctions, the growing US military presence in along with the US decision of abandoning the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty have intensified ongoing tension in US-relations.



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First Published: Thu, December 20 2018. 06:12 IST