U.S. House of Representatives passes law on support for Ukraine, anti-Russian sanctions

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed unanimously the law entitled “Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act,” which was earlier supported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Ukrainian embassy in the United States has said.

“The document, sponsored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot Engel and introduced by him together with Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger, states that it is the policy of the United States to ensure that any relevant sanctions relief for the Russian Federation is contingent on timely, complete, and verifiable implementation of Minsk agreements,” a report posted on the embassy’s account on Facebook on Thursday morning said.

The list of means to support Ukraine in coordination with allies and partners of the United States envisaged by the law includes lethal defensive weapons systems, the document said. Some of its provisions aim to increase the response to Russian information propaganda and support foreign investment in the Ukrainian economy, the Ukrainian embassy in the United States said.

The document was co-authored by some 40 congressmen from the Democratic and Republican Parties. The U.S. Senate has to pass a bill with identical content before the U.S. president signs it into a law.

Source: http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/371884.html

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