Treasury designates anti-Biden Ukrainian lawmaker for sanctions for election interference
Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian, has promoted discredited allegations against the Democratic presidential nominee.
The Treasury Department has designated Andriy Derkach, a pro-Russian Ukrainian promoting discredited allegations against Joe Biden, for sanctions related to foreign interference in the U.S. election.
Derkach, who was previously identified as a malign actor by the intelligence community, met with President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani in Ukraine in December, as Giuliani mounted an effort to obtain derogatory information on Biden’s relationships in Ukraine.
More recently, Derkach told POLITICO he had sent Biden-related materials to U.S. lawmakers, which raised alarms among congressional Democrats about his efforts to influence Republican investigations leading up to the 2020 election.
The updated sanctions list also included three Russians designated for election interference: Anton Andreyev, Darya Aslanova, Artem Lifshits.