The Members of the United States House of Representatives, Democrat Eliot Engel and Republican Adam Kinzinger have introduced to Congress the Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act.
The authors of the Bill offer to connect the American President’s powers to lift the sanctions against Russia with the status of Crimea. This is stated in the press release published on the website of the International Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives of Congress.
According to the proposal of the Deputies the sanctions against Moscow can be lifted if the President of the United States will provide Congress with confirmation of “the sovereignty of Ukraine over Crimea restoration” or “if the status of the peninsula will be resolved within the international law procedures and recognized by the democratically elected Government of Ukraine”.
In addition, it is proposed to reject any (de jure or de facto) form of recognition of Crimea, the airspace over the peninsula and its territorial waters as part of Russia.
“We can see again and again that (the Russian President) Vladimir Putin’s disrespect for world order is boundless, particularly in the case of Ukraine. It’s time for the United States to rise up and remind that we will not tolerate the Russian aggression,” said Kinzinger.