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US Treasury Sanctions Alleged Russian Disinformation Network 

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced sanctions Monday against associates and entities affiliated with Ukrainian politician Andrii Derkach, who they say operates a Russian-backed foreign influence network that attempted to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The individuals sanctioned are former Ukrainian government officials Konstantin Kulyk, Oleksandr Onyshchenko, Andriy Telizhenko, and current Ukrainian member of Parliament Oleksandr Dubinsky. The Treasury Department said Kulyk “formed an alliance with Derkach to spread false accusations of international corruption.” It added that Onyshchenko, who is a fugitive from Ukrainian justice on corruption charges, “provided edited audiotape copies of purported audio …read more

Source:: Voice of America