US sanctions also target Pakistani firms, individuals in move against Russia

17th Apr, 2021

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Russian and US state flags fly near a factory in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, Russia. — Reuters/File

WASHINGTON: Ten of the 32 individuals and entities sanctioned by US President Joe Biden on Thursday for participating in Russia’s alleged cybercrimes are based in Karachi and Lahore, shows an official US statement. On Thursday, President Biden expelled 10 Russian diplomats and sanctioned almost three dozen individuals and companies in retaliation for a massive cyber-hacking of US federal agencies and interference in the 2020 presidential election.

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