Otago Daily Times
EU imposes sanctions
Brussels: The European Union imposed sanctions on Russia’s military intelligence chief Igor Kostyukov and Dmitry Badin yesterday, accusing them of stealing Angela Merkel’s emails in a 2015 hacking attack.
Badin is accused of orchestrating the attack. The sanctions also target the socalled 85th Main Centre, or Centre 85, the GRU unit used to carry it out.
Russia in May denied the accusations as a ‘‘hackneyed story’’. — Reuters