FACT SHEET: Imposing Costs for Harmful Foreign Activities by the Russian Government

The White House April 15, 2021 The Biden administration has been clear that the United States desires a relationship with Russia that is stable and predictable. We do not think that we need to continue on a negative trajectory. However, we have also been clear—publicly and privately—that we will defend our national interests and impose ...
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G7 Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Situation Along Ukraine’s Borders

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON APRIL 12, 2021  The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union.  Begin Text: We, the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, ...
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Six Russian GRU Officers Charged in Connection with Worldwide Deployment of Destructive Malware and Other Disruptive Actions in Cyberspace

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 19, 2020 Defendants’ Malware Attacks Caused Nearly One Billion USD in Losses to Three Victims Alone; Also Sought to Disrupt the 2017 French Elections and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games On Oct. 15, 2020, a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh returned an indictment ...
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Ukraine-Russia Prisoner Swap

Press Statement Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson U.S. Department of State September 8, 2019 The United States welcomes the news of the release of 35 Ukrainians held by Russia, in exchange for 35 prisoners held by Ukraine.  We have consistently called for the release of the 24 Ukrainian crewmembers detained by Russia following the November 2018 ...
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Treasury Sanctions Russia over Continued Aggression in Ukraine

March 15, 2019 OFAC takes action in partnership with the EU and Canada Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated six Russian individuals and eight entities in response to Russia’s continued and ongoing aggression in Ukraine.  Today’s action targets individuals and entities playing a role in Russia’s ...
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Press Releases: Sanctions Announcement on Russia

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC December 19, 2018 Today, the Departments of State and the Treasury took joint action against Russia’s continued and blatant disregard for international norms. Specifically, the State Department added 12 individuals and entities to the List of Specified Persons (LSP) pursuant to Section 231 of the Countering America’s ...
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United States Widen Sanctions against Russia

Russia/Ukraine-related Designations and Identifications; Publication of Russia/Ukraine-related General License December 20, 2016 Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) updated the Specially Designated Nationals List and the Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List to target sanctions evasion and other activities related to the conflict in Ukraine. Concurrent with today’s action, OFAC also ...
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