Anti-Russia Bill Now on U.S. Congress’s Website

15 August 2018 (09:25)

UrBC, Moscow, August 15, 2018. The U.S. Congress’s bill on sanctions against Russia is now available on its website. To strengthen the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, to combat international cybercrime, and to impose additional sanctions with respect to the Russian Federation, and for other purposes (short title: Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018), TASS reports.

The bill was introduced by Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat of New Jersey; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO); Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD); and Sen. Cynthia Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who view the initiative as an all-encompassing set of measures to ensure further sanctions-induced strain on Russia.

The U.S. senators introduced a bill to expand the anti-Russia sanctions act in Congress on August 2, 2018. Among other things, the senators propose expanding ‘sanctions with respect to transactions related to investments in energy projects’; ‘sanctions with respect to transactions with certain Russian political figures and oligarchs’; ‘sanctions with respect to transactions relating to new sovereign debt of the Russian Federation’; and sanctions for American nationals ‘with respect to support for the development of crude oil resources in the Russian Federation’.

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