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, the press office of Bob Menendez reported.
“The legislation establishes a comprehensive policy response to better position the U.S. government to address Kremlin aggression by creating new policy offices on cyber defenses and sanctions coordination. The bill stands up for NATO and prevents the President from pulling the U.S. out of the Alliance without a Senate vote. It also increases sanctions pressure on Moscow for its interference in democratic processes abroad and continued aggression against Ukraine,” the message says.
In particular, the following measures are proposed:
- to sanction 20 FSB agents involved in the attack in Kerch Strait, detention of 24 Ukrainian sailors;
- to sanction Russia’s ship building sector if Russia violates free navigation in Kerch Strait or anywhere in the world;
- to sanction state energy projects beyond Russia;
- to impose sanctions with respect to support for the development of crude oil resources in the country.
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