U.S. Democratic Party senators urge sanctioning Russia - media

U.S. Democratic Party senators urge sanctioning Russia - media

U.S. Senate Democratic leaders demanded that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin imposed sanctions on Russia for alleged attempts to interfere elections in the United States, the Axios news portal said.

The letter, signed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (New York), Senate Foreign Relations Ranking Member Bob Menendez (New Jersey) and Senator Sherrod Brown [Ohio], calls on Pompeo and Mnuchin "to identify and target for sanctions all those determined to be responsible for ongoing elections interference, including President Putin."

According to Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin expects that as the U.S. presidential election approaches, there will be an increasing number of reports about Russia’s alleged attempts to interfere in the vote. "This is another in a series of paranoid reports, and we regret to say that their number will grow as the election approaches," TASS cited him as saying.

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