They include "disinformation outlets controlled by Russian intelligence services", the Russian "financier" and an "enabler" of the "troll farm" previously sanctioned for 2016 election interference, as well as a "known Russian agent", the administration said.
The sanctions would be part of a set of responses by the U.S. government to a cyber security breach, which was identified in December and that the USA government has said was likely orchestrated by Russian Federation, affecting software made by Solar Winds Corp, and giving hackers access to thousands of companies and government offices that used its products.
The White House said the US would expel 10 personnel from Russia's diplomatic mission in Washington, including, "representatives of Russian intelligence services". He said the days of the U.S. "rolling over" to Putin were done.
The United States on Thursday announced a sweeping series of sanctions against Russian Federation over election interference, cyber hacking, and other "harmful foreign activities", it said, including reports of Russian Federation offering "bounties" for Taliban attacks against US troops, and Russia's occupation and alleged human rights abuses in Crimea.
The sanctions, in which 30 entities are expected to be blacklisted, will be tied with orders expelling about 10 Russian officials from the United States, one of the people said. "Responsibility for what is happening lies entirely on the U.S".
Russian Federation answered the next day, saying it was premature to talk in tangible terms about a possible meeting between Putin and Biden, but added that Moscow would study the proposal.
"We condemn any intentions to impose sanctions, consider them illegal, and in any case the principle of reciprocity operates in this area", said Peskov.
In a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, President Biden said the U.S. would "act firmly" in defence of its national interests.
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During the call, she said she heard scuffling and then someone saying "Daunte, don't run" before the call ended. On Monday, Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon claimed Potter accidentally pulled a gun instead of a Taser.
New financial restrictions, consisting of efforts to target Russian sovereign debt, will be put in place, which could hurt Russia's economy.
But it remained unclear whether the actions would actually result in changed behaviour, especially since past measures by the U.S. have failed to bring an end to Russian hacking.
On Wednesday, at a meeting in Brussels with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, "We're deeply concerned about what we're seeing, about Russia's ongoing aggressive actions, rhetoric directed at Ukraine".
The spokeswoman stressed that Russia's response to "Washington's aggressive behaviour" would "inevitably" receive a "decisive rebuke", and lamented that the new USA restrictions go against the interests of the peoples of both countries.
The White House, the US State Department and the US Treasury Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Biden confronted Putin over a range of issues, from a recent massive cyberattack to the suspected poisoning of the country's leading opposition figure, during their first phone call.
The U.S. also said it was sanctioning "five individuals and three entities related to Russia's occupation of the Crimea region of Ukraine and its severe human rights abuses against the local population". Biden put that approach on display this week when he proposed a summit with Putin during their second phone call.
Hitting back at Russian Federation also comes as the Biden Administration has sought to keep open channels of diplomatic communication and to work with Russian Federation when it is in the US's interest.