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Treasury Department Sanctions Ukrainian Lawmaker Who Met With Giuliani

The Trump administration announced sanctions Thursday against a Ukrainian lawmaker who met last year with President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and has pushed for a corruption investigation into the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

The Treasury Department accused Andriy Derkach of waging a pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign “in an attempt to undermine the upcoming 2020 U.S. presidential election.”

The agency said Derkach “has been an active Russian agent for over a decade, maintaining close connections with the Russian Intelligence Services.”

The move puts Derkach on the U.S. government’s “Specially Designated Nationals” list, which blocks his access to any U.S.-based assets he …read more

Source:: The Daily Signal



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