US to announce retaliatory measures in opposition to Russia over election hacks

Several reports have said the Obama administration plans to announce retaliatory measures against Russia for allegedly interfering in the US election.

The outgoing administration of US President Barack Obama is set to implement a series of retaliatory measures against Russia for its alleged meddling in the US election, several reports said Wednesday.

Three US intelligence agencies concluded that Russia was behind hacks into the Democratic Party and leaked documents ahead of the November 8 presidential election.

Russia calls move a ‘provocation’ Following news of Washington’s planned announcement, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman promised Moscow would retaliate in the event of new economic sanctions.

Two Republican senators, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, called for even harsher action against Russia in remarks made to Fox News.

The Obama administration already warned Russia via diplomatic channels prior to November’s election.

US officials said Russia apparently complied after receiving the message.

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