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The US has announced a range of new sanctions against Russia in response to what it says are cyber-attacks.

The measures, detailed in an executive order signed by President Joe Biden, are aimed at deterring "Russia's harmful foreign activities", the White House said on Thursday.

The moves target 32 Russian entities and include the expulsion of diplomats.

The US accuses Russia of malicious cyber-activity and interference in the 2020 presidential elections.

The executive order also bars US financial institutions from purchasing rouble-denominated bonds from June.

The measures come at a tense time for US-Russia relations.

They are the second major round of sanctions against Moscow after seven mid-level and senior Russian officials, and more than a dozen government entities, were targeted over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny last month. Russia says it had no part in the poisoning.

In a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, Mr Biden said the US would "act firmly" in defence of its national interests.

Mr Biden also proposed a meeting with Mr Putin "in a third country" that could allow the leaders to find areas to work together.

But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said any new sanctions, which he described as illegal, would not help plans for a summit.(BBC)

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  • Jude Friday, 16 April 2021 02:41 AM

    Kremlin don't give a shit about American sanctions!! Yeah!!

    Ram Friday, 16 April 2021 03:28 AM

    Biden is silly to invite Putin for talks after imposing sanctions. Who will accept such invitation? Biden actions may damage US interests in the long run and may even lead to a war

    Buddhist Friday, 16 April 2021 04:26 AM

    Open warning to Sri Lanka, its time SL Govt takes note.

    Selvakumar Friday, 16 April 2021 05:27 AM

    Cyber attacks can be control....!!!

    ANTON Friday, 16 April 2021 08:33 AM

    DON'T THESE PEOPLE HAVE ANY OTHER WORK RATHER THAN IMPOSING SANCTIONS TO OTHER COUNTRIES ?


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