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Embassy of Ukraine in the USA : House Committee on Foreign Affairs marks up 'Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act'
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House Committee on Foreign Affairs has reported favorably H.R. 5094 'Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act'.

Embassy of Ukraine in the USA shared on Facebook:

'The document, currently cosponsored by more than thirty Congressmen representing both the Democratic and Republican Parties, states that it is the policy of the United States to ensure that any relevant sanctions relief for the Russian Federation is contingent on timely, complete, and verifiable implementation of Minsk agreements, as well as provides for the maintenance of U.S. sanctions with specific respect to Russian Federation’s occupation of Crimea. The bill also includes prohibitions against United States recognition of the Russian Federation’s attempted annexation of Crimea.

It also states that it is the policy of the United States to further assist the Government of Ukraine in restoring its sovereignty and territorial integrity to contain, reverse, and deter Russian aggression in Ukraine and that that policy shall be carried into effect, among other things, through a comprehensive effort, in coordination with allies and partners of the United States, that includes sanctions, diplomacy, and assistance, including lethal defensive weapons systems.
In addition, the bill says that it is the policy of the United States to oppose the transfer of defense articles and defense services from any country that is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to, or on behalf of, the Russian Federation, during any period in which the Russian Federation forcibly occupies the territory of Ukraine or of a NATO member country.
The draft legislation directs the Secretary of State to develop and implement a strategy to respond to Russian Federation-supported dis-information and propaganda efforts directed toward persons in countries bordering the Russian Federation.
Also, according to the bill, it is in the United States national security interest to increase the availability of insurance to support increased private investment in Ukraine.'

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