Biden rolls out sanctions against Russia for election interference and cyberattacks

President Joe Biden is clamping down on Russia over a host of aggressive acts, marking a pivot from former President Donald Trump’s sometimes light approach to the U.S. adversary and its leader, Vladimir Putin.

Biden announced long-awaited sanctions Thursday morning, citing Russia’s efforts to undermine U.S. elections, launch cyberattacks against the U.S. government and businesses, and its treatment of dissidents or journalists, such as Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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