Russian sites sanctioned for spreading disinformation ahead of war in Ukraine

On March 3, 2022, the US Treasury Department sanctioned 26 individuals and seven entities for spreading disinformation ahead of the war in Ukraine and around a series of other geopolitical flashpoints on behalf of the Russian government. The sanctions targeted employees of the Strategic Culture Foundation, InfoRos, NewsFront, and SouthFront—all of which are Russian intelligence-linked sites that were sanctioned in April 2021. Treasury also designated new sites for being affiliated with the Strategic Culture Foundation, including Odna Rodyna, Rhythm of Eurasia, and Journal Kamerton. The outlets New Eastern Outlook and Oriental Review were sanctioned for being linked to Russia’s foreign intelligence agency. Sanctions also targeted the sites United World International and Geopolitica, which are connected to the Russian nationalists Darya Dugina and Alexander Dugin.

About This Incident

Threat Actors: Russia

Incident Metadata

Date: March 2022
Country: Ukraine
Source: Source Source 2