EU Slaps Sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany Cyberattack



Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a cyberattack against the German parliament in 2015.

EU headquarters said in a statement that travel bans and asset freezes have been imposed on the two men: Igor Kostyukov, head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, and Dmitry Badin, a military intelligence officer.

The EU said that Badin, who is also being sought by U.S. authorities, was part of a team that launched the attacks on the Bundestag.

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