U.S. Senate presents draft resolution condemning Crimea illegal annexation by Russia
The Senate of the United States of America has submitted a draft resolution condemning the illegal attempts of the Russian Federation to occupy the Ukrainian Crimea, the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States has said.
"A bipartisan group of senators headed by Robert Menendez, co-chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Robert Portman, co-chair of the Senate Ukraine Caucus, submitted to the Senate a draft resolution condemning the illegal attempts of the Russian Federation to occupy the Ukrainian Crimea," a message reads.
The document presents condemnations of the illegal attempt of the Russian Federation to annex the Ukrainian Crimea.
"The document, in particular, confirms the position of the Senate that Crimea is part of Ukraine's sovereign territory and emphasizes that the U.S. policy should be directed to countering attempts to change the status, demographic map or the political nature of Crimea," the embassy noted.
In addition, the resolution condemns violations of human rights in Crimea. The document emphasizes the legal responsibility of the Russian Federation for these crimes during the illegal annexation of the peninsula.
Also, the senators urge the U.S. government to continue to apply a policy of sanctions against the Russian Federation. Politicians welcome the further efforts of the American side to encourage the EU to impose additional sanctions related to Crimea.