Now, former members of the pro-Russia party, which met with Giuliani in Ukraine last year, have been added to the list of specially named citizens, meaning their assets have been blocked and “American individuals generally But are barred from dealing with them, “accordingly to the Treasury Department.
The three Russian nationals who were approved – Artem Lifeshats, Anton Andreyev and Darya Aslanova – work for a Russian troll factory known as the Internet Research Agency (IRA). US prosecutors have alleged that Ira focused on the 2016 presidential election.
The Treasury Department said Thursday that Dercach has waged a year-long “covert impact campaign focused on cultivating false and unfounded statements regarding US officials in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. Ending before elections in Ukraine and the United States” Corruption prepared for is being investigated. Day. “
“Andrey Derkach and other Russian agents manipulate and deceive attempts to influence elections in the United States and around the world,” Treasury Secretary Steven Menuchin said in a statement on Thursday.
“The United States will continue to use all the equipment at its disposal to counter these Russian disinfection operations and maintain the integrity of our election system,” he said.
Durkach has worked with Giuliani as a Biden anti-material, which has also been adopted by Republican lawmakers and right-wing outlets such as OAN.
Democrats have also alleged that Derkach sent information to both Senate Homeland Security chairman Ron Johnson and Rep. Devin Nunes. Johnson has denied receiving anything from Durkach, accusing Democrats of spreading Russian distortion.
Last week a group of Senate Democrats sent a letter to Mnuchin to approve those who are gaining attention in the 2020 US elections following a statement from the intelligence community.