The U.S. Congressmen have introduced a bill on sanctions against Russia due to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal on April 6. Mike Turner, the representative of the Republican Party, and his Democratic colleague Joaquín Castro are the authors of the initiatives. The document was published on Castro’s website.
The politicians noted in the joint statement that Russia’s government has authorized an attack on the British territory, which is a violation of the international law. The Congressmen intend to react on the escalating aggression of Russia’s President.
The bill provides sanctions against individuals involved in the Skripal’s case and Russian financial institutions, till Putin stops acting towards the murder of expatriates and dissidents outside of Russia.
“We must sent a specified bipartisan statement that the U.S. and its allies will not tolerate such illegal actions,” Turner and Castro stressed.
According to the Hill, if the Congress approve the bill, the new sanctions will be based on the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which Donald Trump, U.S. President, signed in August 2017.
As we reported earlier, the U.S. imposed new sanctions against Russian oligarchs and companies on April 6. The new sanctions concern a possible Moscow’s intervention in the U.S. elections in 2016.
Russian businessmen and entrepreneurs, whose wealth is more than $1 billion are on the sanctions list. Alexey Miller, CEO of Gazprom, Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, and Aleksandr Zharov, the Head of Roskomnadzor (Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications, - ed.) appeared in the sanctions list as well.