EU sanctions on Russia

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Berlin

Germany will seek EU sanctions against Russian individuals and entities responsible for the cyberattack that targetted Chancellor Angela Merkel and parliamentarians, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Russian Ambassador Sergej J. Netschajew was invited today to the Foreign Ministry to convey Germany’s strong condemnation and Berlin’s decision to trigger EU cyber sanctions mechanism against those bearing responsibility, the ministry said in a statement. An investigation by the Chief Federal Prosecutor’s Office concluded earlier this month that Russian citizen Dmitri Badin was involved in the hacking attack in 2015 that targetted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office in the parliament, and offices of several lawmakers.