The U.S. Senate approved a bill to expand anti-Russian sanctions. As reported by Reuters, for the amendment voted 97 congressmen, against — two.
Now the document will be considered by the house of representatives. In the case of a positive decision it will consider President Donald trump.
June 13 Congress, revealed the details of the bill on new sanctions against Russia. In the event of approval, American companies and individuals will not be allowed to lend to Russian banks for longer than 14 days. Currently, this period is 90 days. It is also proposed to limit the terms of financing of Russian oil and gas companies. They will set the credit period of 30 days. In addition, within 180 days after the introduction of the amendments, the head of the U.S. Treasury must submit to Congress a report describing the possible consequences of the expansion of sanctions on the sovereign debt of Russia, said RIA Novosti.
On the eve of the Senate hearings Secretary of state Rex Tillerson complained that relations between Moscow and Washington “are at a record low and continues to deteriorate.”
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said earlier that the sanctions will be expanded to “punish Russian interference in the political process in the United States and around the world.” The US impose on Russia responsible for a series of cyber attacks perpetrated during the election campaign against American political organizations. Moscow regularly denies involvement in the cyber attacks.