According to the Russian Satellite News Agency the statement of the US Treasury Department said: "Fifteen officers of the Russian Intelligence Agency have been placed on the sanctions list because they are involved in various malicious activities including attempts to interfere in the 2016 general election of the United States intrusion into the network system of international organizations and attempted murder in the United Kingdom."
Reported that the U.S. Treasury Department in a document submitted to Congress said that Russian business tycoon Jerry Pascal will continue to be included in the U.S. sanctions list. "Jerry Pascal will continue to be subject to sanctions assets with more than 50% ownership will continue to be frozen and businesses with more than 50% ownership will continue to be blocked" the document said.
In March this year former Russian-British double spy Skipper and his daughter Ulia were found unconscious in Salisbury England. The British government said that Scripals father and daughter were poisoned by "Novijock" nerve poison. Western countries led by Britain and the United States accused Russia of having something to do with it. After the incident the United States threatened to impose sanctions on Russia for violating international law. In August this year the United States announced that it had determined that the Russian government was behind the double-sided espionage case and opened a new round of sanctions against it.
The Russian side has also made several statements in response to the US sanctions against Russia in the case of double-sided espionage. The Russian Embassy in the United States had previously criticized it saying that the United States had no evidence that Russia was involved in the incident. Russia has repeatedly refuted the US accusations of Russian interference in elections. Russian Presidents press secretary Peskov has said the charges are groundless. (Zhang Min Overseas Network)