The U.S. Senate Committee approved strengthening sanctions due to the situation in Ukraine.
In a statement released on the website says, quote: "The Committee approved the bill on stability and democracy in Ukraine. This involves restraining Russian aggression and supporting Kyiv in carrying out democratic reforms" - end quote.
See also: Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act or the STAND for Ukraine Act
At the end of July 2014 the EU and the United States from smart sanctions against certain privat persons and companies moved to actions against whole sectors of the Russian economy.
Now the draft law will be considered by the US House of Representatives.