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Report: Trump administration will impose new sanctions against Russia by Friday

The United States is planning on imposing economic sanctions against Russian oligarchs linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. officials told The Washington Post.

The sanctions, expected by Friday, will target at least six people who appeared on a list of Russian political and business leaders released by the Treasury Department in January, as mandated by Congress. Several national security aides have been calling on President Trump to enact additional sanctions in the wake of the poisoning of a Russian former spy now living in England, and on Tuesday, outgoing National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said the U.S. has "failed to impose sufficient costs."

Last week, the U.S. expelled 60 Russian spies and diplomats in response to the poisoning, and Russia went on to order 60 U.S. diplomats out of the country by April 5.