Jan 12, 2021
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US imposed sanctions on Ukraine over election interference

The United States imposed sanctions against several Ukrainian citizens and information resources due to interference in the elections, TASS reports with reference to the American Treasury.

The sanctions list includes seven Ukrainians and four organizations. According to Washington, they are part of a kind of “network of influence” related to the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Derkach and allegedly connected with Russia.

According to the US Treasury Department, Derkach and persons associated with him (three citizens from the list are his assistants. – Approx.) Since at least 2019 have tried to influence the American media and influential persons in the country in order to spread fakes about the participation of former and current officials. US persons in corruption schemes, money laundering and illegal influence in Ukraine.

Earlier, the United States included Derkach himself on the sanctions list for meddling in elections.

We will remind, Derkach published the recordings of telephone conversations allegedly between the ex-President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the former US Vice President Joe Biden, who won the presidential election, which confirms US interference in Ukraine’s affairs. Poroshenko called these files fabricated.

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