As Senator Ben Cardin told reporters at press conference in Washington, on Tuesday January 10 a group of U.S. senators introduced a bill in Congress on new sanctions against Russia.
To become law, the bill must pass through both chambers of the Congress, and be signed by the president.
“This is a detailed bill, which imposes additional sanctions against Russia for its activities against American interests. We have been attacked. We have been attacked by Russia That is no longer subject to debate,” said Cardin.
According to him, the sanctions will affect certain people the Senate considers responsible for cyber attacks against the United States, Ukraine and the Crimea, as well as human rights violations and corruption.
The legislation also includes sanctions targeting large investments in Russia’s energy sector and the development of Russian pipelines.
In addition, part of the bill is related to Russian aggression in Ukraine and Syria, and will impose sanctions on investments on Russian state owned assets and sales of its sovereign debt.
Also, the sanctions will be directed against corruption, propaganda, human right abuses, and will include denial of visas and access to the U.S. banking system for those who is responsible for the listed things.
The bill will also grant Congress the right to enlist individuals in sanctions list on its own.