The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee next week will vote on a bill that will introduce new sanctions against Russia for interfering in American elections and aggression against Ukraine, the committee’s spokeswoman said.
According to her, the Republican-led committee has scheduled a meeting on December 11 to consider a bill to protect American security from Kremlin aggression, known as DASKA, Reuters reported.
The bill was introduced in February by Republican Senator Lindsay Graham and Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, as well as other committee members.
Goals of the proposed sanctions include: Russian banks supporting efforts to interfere in foreign elections; the country’s cyber sector; new sovereign debt; and individuals deemed to facilitate illicit and corrupt activities, directly or indirectly, on behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"The bill also would impose several strict measures on Russia’s oil and gas sector, which makes up about 40% of the Russian government’s revenue, including sanctioning people who provide goods, services or financing to support the development of crude oil in the country,” the source added