According to the Agency, the bill implies restrictive measures against the banking and energy sector, as well as the state debt of the Russian Federation.
A group of the US senators from the Democratic and Republican parties intends to propose a bill providing for the introduction of new economic sanctions against Russia in connection with the alleged Russian interference in the US elections and the crisis in Ukraine. This was reported on Wednesday by Reuters, citing the office of the senior Democrat of the Senate foreign Affairs Committee Robert Menendez (from the state of New Jersey).
If the draft law is passed by Congress and approved by the President Trump, it will include new restrictive measures against the Russian banking and energy sector, as well as the state debt of the Russian Federation.
The draft law provides for sanctions in respect of any transactions with newly issued Russian sovereign bonds, projects of Russian state-owned energy companies outside the Russian Federation, as well as investments in Russian liquefied natural gas projects outside the territory of the Russian Federation.