The U.S. Congress has registered the draft law H.R. 922, which offers to impose the ban on recognition by the U.S. government of Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. This is mentioned on the Congress's website.
The bill's author is Gerald E. Connolly (Democrats, House of Representatives).
"To prohibit United States Government recognition of the Russian Federation's claim of sovereignty over Crimea, and for other purposes", reads the name of the draft project.
The document reached the Congress on February 8; it has been submitted to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. It is not available for public access yet.
Earlier, John Sullivan, the U.S. Ambassador in Russia ruled out the possibility of weakening sanctions against Moscow, which faced restrictions after the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula.
Earlier this month, National Space Facilities Control and Test Center of Ukraine spotted new military facilities in Crimea since the beginning of the Russian occupation. Ukrainian experts claim that in comparison with 2014, Russia has more than doubled its military potential in the occupied Crimea, Krym.Realii reports.
"National Space Facilities Control and Test Center of Ukraine spot new military facilities that appear in Crimea since the beginning of the Russian occupation," the messages says.
In particular, one of the latest photos shows that a military base appeared in the middle of the steppe in the village of Novoozerne. The National Space Center of Ukraine noted that in 2018 cowsheds were demolished in this place, and during 2019-2020 a large military unit appeared here.