Obama said that the sanctions against Russia imposed in response to “interference in elections in the United States.”
Chairman of the Committee on US armed forces John McCain believes that the Obama administration was delayed sanctions against Russia, and they will not be serious.
The US Thursday imposed in respect of the intelligence and range of individuals from Russia sanctions, accusing them of “meddling in the election,” and announced the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats that President Barack Obama has called “the employees of Russian intelligence.”
“We heard that the Obama administration takes action, I welcome them, but these actions came too late. Knowing the Obama administration they will not be serious and significant,” said John McCain to reporters during a visit to the Institute for international relations and politics in Vilnius.
In October, the official representatives of the US intelligence community said that the attacks on the electoral systems of the country allegedly were Russian hackers. Later CIA through the media accused Russia of hacking the servers of the party Democratic party to help Donald Trump, who won the presidential elections on 8 November. In Moscow, these accusations are strongly denied, calling them unsubstantiated. No evidence of Russia’s involvement in hacking attacks with the aim of influencing the result of the presidential election, the U.S. government never filed.
According to McCain, one of the possible ways of influence on Russia is the disclosure of cases of corruption in the country.
“I think we can make public the cases of corruption that exist in Russia,” said McCain. He called Russian President Vladimir Putin “the richest man in the world”, proposing to impose sanctions against the Russian leader and his entourage.
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