US Sanctions Ukrainians Linked To Giuliani Who Were Part Of ‘Russia-Linked Disinformation Network’ – By Chuck Ross (Daily Caller) / January 11 2021
The Trump administration on Monday announced sanctions against seven Ukrainians, including several who have met with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, on allegations that they are part of “Russia-linked disinformation network” that tried to influence the 2020 election.
The Treasury Department imposed the sanctions against seven individuals and four media outlets that are linked to Andrii Derkach, a Ukrainian lawmaker previously sanctioned over his ties to Russian intelligence.
On the sanctions list are former Ukrainian government officials Andriy Telizhenko, Konstantin Kulyk, and Oleksandr Onyshchenko. Also included is Oleksandr Dubinsky, a current member of Ukraine’s parliament.
According to the Treasury Department, beginning in 2019, Derkach and his associates “leveraged U.S. media, U.S.-based social media platforms, and influential U.S. persons to spread misleading and unsubstantiated allegations that current and former U.S. officials engaged in corruption, money laundering, and unlawful political influence in Ukraine.”