12 May 2021,   11:49
US poised to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

The US government is set to issue a wide range of sanctions against Russia, according to reports, writes BBC.

The move would be retaliation for cyber-attacks aimed at the US, including alleged interference in the 2020 presidential elections.

The sanctions, expected as soon as Thursday, target more than 30 Russian entities and include the expulsion of at least 10 individuals from the US.

Diplomats will reportedly be among those targeted.

The administration of US President Joe Biden is also expected to issue an executive order barring US financial institutions from purchasing rouble-denominated bonds from June, sources told BBC partner CBS News.