Fresh US sanctions in response to cyberattacks and election meddling signal harsher line towards Russia

Predictions

  • Fresh US sanctions in response to cyberattacks and election meddling signal harsher line towards Russia, although economic impact will remain limited
  • Biden administration will keep more severe restrictions, including ban on buying sovereign bonds in secondary markets, in reserve in case of more significant Russian provocations
  • Further coordinated EU-US sanctions likely in response to human rights abuses, including in event of death of opposition figure Alexey Navalny in prison

Event

Washington on 15 April banned US banks and financial institutions from purchasing newly issued Russian sovereign debt bonds in response to alleged election interference and cyberattacks. 

Falanx Assynt is a global intelligence consultancy and leading provider of geopolitical, strategic and business risk analysis since 2003. Falanx Assynt is part of Falanx Group Ltd (LON:FLX) which, through its subsidiaries, provides cyber defence and intelligence services to blue chip and government clients worldwide.

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