Vowing crackdown on Russian meddling, US sanctions Ukrainian lawmaker who worked with Giuliani to attack Biden - 2020-09-10

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F203.png Vowing crackdown on Russian meddling, US sanctions Ukrainian lawmaker who worked with Giuliani to attack Biden September 10, 2020, Zachary Cohen, CNN

The controversial Ukrainian lawmaker, Andrii Derkach, has close ties to President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and was already singled out earlier this summer by the US intelligence community for helping Moscow's ongoing efforts to weaken Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Now, Derkach has been explicitly labeled a Russian agent by the US government and sanctioned for attempting to influence the upcoming election.

"Andrii Derkach and other Russian agents employ manipulation and deceit to attempt to influence elections in the United States and elsewhere around the world," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement Thursday, which was included in a Treasury announcement that said Derkach "has been an active Russian agent for over a decade" and maintained "close connections with the Russian intelligence services."

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{{cite news | first = Zachary | last = Cohen | author2 = Kylie Atwood; Marshall Cohen | title = Vowing crackdown on Russian meddling, US sanctions Ukrainian lawmaker who worked with Giuliani to attack Biden | url = https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/10/politics/treasury-sanctions-derkach-ukraine-election-interference/index.html | work = CNN | date = September 10, 2020 | accessdate = October 19, 2020 }}