The U.S. Senate Committee recommends strengthening sanctions against Russia

The U.S. Senate Committee recommends strengthening sanctions against RussiaThe U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations approved a resolution and recommended Upper House to pass a bill entitled "Stand for Ukraine Act", which implies strengthening sanctions against Russia.

Co-authors of the document were made by 15 members of the House of Representatives, representing the Democratic and Republican parties. The bill aims, in particular, "to deterrence, rebuff and terminate Russian aggression in Ukraine to help the democratic transition", "to support Ukrainian stability and democracy".

On the legislative level, the bill reconfirms sanctions against Russia until complete fulfillment of the Minsk agreements, and will be continued until the end of the Russian occupation of the Crimea.

In addition, the document prohibits the recognition of Russian annexation of the Crimea by the United States.

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The text contains a requirement for the head of the US State Department to develop and start implementing a strategy to counter the Russian disinformation and propaganda directed against the population of the countries bordering on Russia.

In addition, the US Broadcasting Board of Governors issues should create the Crimean Tatar service broadcasting subordinating to Ukrainian broadcasting service , to broadcast programs in the Crimean Tatar language in the territory of Crimea.

The sanctions against Russia were introduced on March 6, 2014, resulting from aggressive Russian foreign policy towards Ukraine and were strengthened repeatedly.
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