U.S. President Joe Biden has expanded for one year the regime of anti-Russian sanctions imposed under the pretext of Russia’s alleged interference into U.S. elections and violation of principles of international law among other things, according to the letters released by the White House.
The documents claim that Russia is carrying out "specified harmful foreign activities" against the U.S., "in particular, efforts to undermine the conduct of free and fair democratic elections and democratic institutions in the U.S. and its allies and partners," "malicious cyber-enabled activities against the U.S. and its allies and partners."
Apart from that, it is claimed that Russia violates "well-established principles of international law, including respect for the territorial integrity of states." With this in mind, according to the Washington administration, Russia continues "to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the U.S."
"Therefore, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 14024 with respect to specified harmful foreign activities of the Government of the Russian Federation," Biden said in the letters.