The White House sanctioned a Russian spy accused of undermining elections in the United States and several European countries

The Treasury Department, in Washington, USA (REUTERS/Al Drago/File) (ALEXANDER DRAGO/)

He US government announced this friday sanctions against a alleged russian spy accused of undermining electoral processes in United States, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Ireland.

The US Treasury Department identified the sanctioned individual as Alexei Borisovich Sukhodolov and assured that he works for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), Russia’s main security service and successor to the KGB.

Sukhodolov worked closely with another individual whom the US sanctioned for espionage in July 2022, Aleksandr Viktorovich Ionov, who since 2020 provided the FBS with information on controversial issues for the United States with the aim of dividing American society, according to the Treasury.

Sukhodolov was responsible for supervising Ionov and the two worked together on operations “evil influence” for undermine elections in the United States, Ukraine, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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The United States announced sanctions against an alleged Russian spy accused of undermining electoral processes in the United States, Spain, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Ireland (Grant Faint / Getty Images) (Grant Faint /)

The news agency EFE asked the Treasury Department which elections specifically attempted to undermine these individuals, but received no response.

The Treasury Department only details in its statement that Sukhodolov and another alleged Russian spy who was sanctioned this Friday, Yegor Sergeevich Popovtried to interfere in local elections in the United States.

With these sanctions, the US seeks freeze all assets that the reprimanded individuals may have in the country and are prohibited from making financial transactions with any US citizen; which in theory makes it difficult for them to access the international financial system, based on the dollar.

(With information from EFE)

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