Yesterday a new sanction bill against Russia got submitted to the US-Senate by five US-Senators. The increase of the sanctions seeks to raise the economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on Russia for its illegal activities in Ukraine, Georgia and its support of Bashar-al-Assad in Syria.

In the further process the sanctions need to be approved by the US-Senate, the House of Representatives and finally accepted and signed by US-President Donald Trump till they come into play.

By Lisa Maier

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American Senator Risch: US Must Continue Sanctions Against Russia