10:47 15.06.2017

Rada speaker welcomes U.S. tightening sanctions against Russia

Rada speaker welcomes U.S. tightening sanctions against Russia

Verkhovna Rada Chairman Andriy Parubiy has welcomed the adoption by the U.S. Senate of tougher sanctions against Russia, the Ukrainian parliament's press service reported.

"I want to thank all the senators who supported this law, which is important for Ukraine and the entire free world. The sanctions imposed earlier by the U.S. president have now been passed by the Senate as a law. Moreover, the sanctions have been extended to the financial and energy sectors, and this law envisages the allocation of $250 million to counteract the Russian destructive influence," Parubiy, who was present in the Senate hall during the consideration of the document, said.

The Ukrainian parliament speaker also met with the co-author of the law Senator Robert Portman and congratulated him on the successful vote.

On June 14, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed the law on tightening sanctions against Russia. The law was supported by 97 senators out of 100.

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