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The U. S. Congress has published the text of the bill of new sanctions against Russia — Rambler News Service


Photo: globallookpress.com/Evan Golub On the website of the U. S. Congress is published the text of the bill prepared by senators from both parties. The official name of the bill which is registered at his entering into the U. S. Congress — "About strengthening of NATO, fight against the international cyber crime, imposing of additional sanctions against Russia and in other purposes". The short name of the bill — "The law on protection of the American safety against aggression of the Kremlin" (Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018, DASKAA). The bill, in particular, offers to consider a question whether Russia answers criteria according to which it could be defined as "the state sponsoring terrorism". Besides, the document offers introduction of the ban for the American citizens carrying out any operations with Russian state bonds whose repayment period makes more than 14 days, however it concerns new issues of bonds which will be released after entry into force of the corresponding restrictions which within 90 days after adoption of the bill the U.S. President Donald Trump will have to establish. The bill also offers creation of the National center of information processing for the response to hybrid threats, "who will pay the main attention to similar threats from the Government of the Russian Federation". Senators also have suggested to create Fund of counteraction to the Russian influence (Countering Russian Influence Fund) and also to allocate to him funds of $250 million for 2020 and 2021 financial year, "which have to be used in the countries of Europe and Eurasia which the State Department has defined as vulnerable to harmful influence of the Russian Federation". The bill is introduced by senators Lindsay Graham, Robert Menendes, Cory Gardner, John McCain, Benjamin Cardin and Gene Shakhin at the beginning of August. According to senators, the bill assumes imposition of sanctions against power and financial sectors of Russia, the Russian businessmen and the enterprises with state participation, sanctions against a sovereign debt.

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