U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations speaks up for Crimea resolution
The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has recommended the adoption of a resolution condemning the illegal annexation of Ukraine's Crimea by Russia.
"The United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has approved and recommended for approval by the upper chamber of the United States Congress of a resolution condemning illegal attempts by the Russian Federation to occupy Crimea," the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States said on Facebook.
The document, in particular, confirms the position of the Senate that Crimea is part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine.
"It is emphasized that U.S. policy should lie in countering attempts to change the status, demographic map or the political nature of Crimea," the embassy said.
Also, the resolution condemns the violation of human rights in Crimea and underlines that Russia is liable for such crimes during the Russian occupation of the peninsula.
Senators urge the U.S. government to maintain restrictive measures against the Russian Federation, in accordance with the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017, and welcome the further efforts of the American side to encourage the EU to impose additional sanctions related to the Crimea.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States informed earlier that a bipartisan group of senators had submitted a draft resolution condemning the occupation of Crimea.