Bill obliging U.S. Federal agencies not to recognize Crimea annexation approved by House Foreign Affairs Committee

10:40, 08 March 2019
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Members of the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, March 7, unilaterally endorsed and submitted for the House consideration a Bill "To prohibit United States Government recognition of Russia’s annexation of Crimea" was unanimously endorsed

"It is the policy of the United States not to recognize the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters," the Bill says.

Also, "no Federal department or agency may take any action or extend any assistance that recognizes or implies recognition of the de jure or de facto sovereignty of the Russian Federation over Crimea, its airspace, or its territorial waters," according to the text of the Bill.

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At the same time, it is noted that the U.S. president may waive the non-recognition norms "if the President determines that it is vital to the national security interests of the United States to do so."

If the initiative is approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, it will be submitted to be signed by president.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on March 15, the UN Security Council will hold a meeting dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the start of the Russian occupation of Crimea.

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