The chairman of the international committee of the US House of Representatives, Democrat Gregory Meeks, proposed to consider the initiative on sanctions against the Russian Federation, without waiting for a vote on a similar document in the Senate, the press service of the committee says, APA reports citing RIA.
“Committee Chairman Meeks introduced a draft law on further punishment of the economy and other consequences for Russia in the event of further invasion or undermining of Ukrainian sovereignty,” the press service of the committee said in a release.
The report said that Meeks is proposing the bill in parallel with an initiative previously presented to the Senate by Democrat Robert Menendez.
As stated in the release, the project involves sanctions against Nord Stream 2, the mining industry, at least three financial institutions, public debt, President Vladimir Putin and other leadership representatives.
Legislators also propose to provide defense assistance to Ukraine in an accelerated mode.