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U.S. Congress publishes draft law on anti-Russian sanctions

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The new draft law provides sanction for the Russian financial institutes, Russian politicians and oligarchs
12:10, 27 February 2019

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The U.S. published new draft law, which provides the imposing of the additional sanctions against Russia, as U.S. Congress reported.

The new draft law was announced on February 13. It is supposed to impose the ban for deals with the Russian Federation due to the debts of the Federation. Besides, it is supposed to impose restrictive measures against the shipbuilding sector of Russia.

Related: 28 EU member states join “Azov package” of anti-Russian sanctions, - Poroshenko

After six months as the law comes into force, sanctions against Russian “political figures, oligarchs, and other persons that facilitate illicit and corrupt activities, directly or indirectly, on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin”. The intelligence should provide the report “on personal fortune and assets of Vladimir Putin.”

It is also offered to impose the restrictive measures against the shipbuilding sector of Russia as the response to the Russian actions in Ukraine.

Related: “Donbas crisis is far from settling down”, - Merkel also supports sanctions against Russia

The senators also offer to exclude the possibility of the U.S. withdrawal from NATO without the approval of the Senate.

The draft law also establishes that the technology companies, particularly social media companies, “share responsibility for ensuring that their platforms are free of disinformation sponsored by the Government of the Russian Federation and other foreign governments.”

Related: Russia calls U.S. sanctions due to aggression against Ukraine “racketeering”

As we reported, the U.S. bipartisan group of senators presented a Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKA) of 2019 to the Senate aimed at enhancement of economic, political and diplomatic pressure upon Russia.

Besides, it was reported that the U.S. sanctions against the Russian Federation will remain in place until Moscow completely abides by the Minsk agreements and gives Crimea back to Ukraine. 

 

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