Treasury Department’s Latest Round of Russia Sanctions; Trump-Putin Summit to be Held in July

Earlier this month, on June 11, the Treasury Department imposed new sanctions on Russian companies and individuals that provide support to the FSB’s cyberwarfare efforts. The decision was made not long after President Trump’s statement on bringing Russia back into the G-7, and before a meeting of EU leaders that may extend existing sanctions on Russia by six months. The five companies targeted by the Treasury’s round of sanctions are Digital Security, ERPScan, Embedi, Kvant Scientific Research Institute, and Divetechnoservices. The latter has provided underwater equipment for the FSB, which has actively been tracking underwater communications cables that transmit much of the world’s telecommunications data. Three of Divetechnoservices’ employees have also been singled out by Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Their assets have been frozen, and they can no longer conduct business with Americans. The basis for this…

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