US imposes sanctions on 19 Russians for meddling in US election

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The US has imposed sanctions on 19 Russians for alleged interference in American election, including 13 indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.The Trump administration is also accusing Russia of deliberately trying to penetrate the U.S. energy grid.The move comes as the United states joined European leaders Thursday in blaming Russia for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in England.In a rare joint statement, President Donald Trump, President Emmanuel Macron, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Theresa May say “there is no plausible alternative explanation” to Russian responsibility in the March 4 attack in England.They say Russia’s failure to respond to Britain’s “legitimate request” for an explanation “further underlines its responsibility.”The leaders say the use of a chemical weapon is “an assault on U.K. sovereignty” and “a breach of international law.”Britain has expelled 23 Russian diplomats and suspended high-level contacts with Moscow over the incident.Russia is expected to take retaliatory measures soon.This is a developing story. Check back for the latest. 
Source: MyNews13