Washington (AFP) - The US Congress unanimously approved fresh economic sanctions against Russia and lethal weapons for Kiev, defying President Barack Obama and hardening American lawmakers' response to a Kremlin-backed insurgency in Ukraine.
Identical texts of the Ukraine Freedom Support Act passed both the Senate and House of Representatives on Thursday, but because of a technical issue it returned to the Senate where it passed by unanimous consent moments before the chamber adjourned late Saturday night. The current legislation authorizes $350 million worth of weapons, defense equipment and training for Ukraine over three years.
It is now up to Obama to either sign or veto the measure. The White House said Thursday it was "looking at it.".....snip~
US Congress passes Russia sanctions, arms for Ukraine
Naturally, The Russians once they heard this was coming down the pipe, told us. It will require a response from them. Was this a smart move by the Congress? Bo peep already has a failed policy with the Russians. In which they have exerted some muscle with us on a few occasions.
Shouldn't we be focusing our attention elsewhere? Like on BO's failed policy with Iran. What say ye?
Oh btw.....can someone let the Lib Writer at the AFP know when a country sends arms. That they are usually lethal.