In this file photo taken on March 2, 2018 shows the headquarters of the FSB security service in Moscow.AFP / Mladen ANTONOV
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The United States Thursday slapped sanctions on Russian individuals and entities for U.S. election meddling and cyberattacks but put off targeting oligarchs and government officials close to President Vladimir Putin, prompting lawmakers in both parties to say President Donald Trump needs to do much more.With the United States under pressure to act, the actions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department – targeting 19 individuals and five entities including Russian intelligence services – represented the most significant steps taken against Moscow since Trump assumed office in January 2017 .But congressional critics called the administration's action a woefully inadequate retaliation for Russia interference in the 2016 U.S. election and cyberattacks stretching back two years that targeted the U.S. power grid including nuclear facilities.The new sanctions include Russian intelligence services, the Federal Security Service (FSB) and Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), and six individuals working on behalf of the GRU.
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