U.S. Congress House of Representatives has approved the draft bill, which defines the non-recognition of the sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace or waters as the policy of the U.S. as the Embassy of Ukraine to the U.S. reported on Facebook.
The decision was supported by 427 votes.
Besides, the document contains the ban for the federal department and agencies of the U.S. to carry out any actions or provide any support, which can be interpreted as contrary to the mentioned U.S. policy.
Crimea was annexed by Russia after the illegal referendum held on the peninsula in March 2014. Earlier, the Russian military captured all strategic military objects and buildings of the key authoritative bodies. Neither Ukraine nor the rest of the civilized countries recognized the results of the referendum. A number of the European and the world countries, including Ukraine, imposed the economic sanctions against Russia.
As we reported, Google corporation began to show occupied Crimea as a part of Russia for Russian users.