US poised to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

But will this actually deter Russia? Past experience suggests it is unlikely. Moscow has for some years believed it is engaged in a conflict with the West, although at a threshold below that of traditional war, and the US retaliation will just confirm that. What it will do, though, is signal inside the US and around the world that the Biden administration is going to take a tougher line than that of Donald Trump.

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