Outgoing US President Barack Obama announced the range of measures against Russia on December 29 with just three weeks to go of his presidency, after concluding that allegations Russia meddled in the US presidential election process were true.
President Obama released a statement, which can be read in full via the link below:
Released at the same time was a joint report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department for Homeland Security (DHS) which detailed the evidence investigators have been able to pin down about Russian hacking efforts.
Also released was a statement by the US Treasury announcing sanctions against two individuals “for malicious cyber enabled activities”.
The two are Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev and Aleksey Alekseyevich Belan who have been singled out “for their activities related to the significant misappropriation of funds or economic resources, trade secrets, personal identifiers, or financial information for private financial gain.”
Both are already on the FBI’s most wanted