WASHINGTON, 19 DEC - The US administration has announced a new series of sanctions against Russia, motivating them with a "prolonged failure to comply with international standards". At the same time, Washington has decided to end the restrictive measures against some Russian industries, such as the aluminum production giant Rusal.
The new measures concern some entities linked to the 'Project Lakhta', a plan linked to the Internet Research Agency, the infamous agency led by Russian services and involved in interferences on the US presidential election 2016. Also affected by some intelligence agency officials Gru and of the Russian army's secret services, accused of coordinating a series of cyber attacks against the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. In the viewfinder also Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the 007 considered responsible for the attack with chemical agents in the United Kingdom against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.