: Obama punishes Russia after election cyberattacks

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President Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin are sharply at odds after the alleged hacking of the U.S. election.

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Obama on Thursday ordered two Russian diplomatic compounds shut down and he expelled 35 Russians as part of a series of measures to punish the country for alleged interference in the recent presidential election.

The Obama administration also said it would release declassified information to help governments and companies at home and abroad help thwart cyberactivity conducted by Russian civilians, government personnel or military members.

“These actions are not the sum total of our response to Russia’s aggressive activities,” the president said in a statement.

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