Now the initiative will have to be considered by the Senate.
The House of Representatives of the US Congress has passed a bill aimed at preventing Russia from participating in the G7 meetings and restoring the G8 format with the Russian Federation’s participation.
The document provides for a ban on the use of Federal funds by the Washington administration to “support or facilitate Russia’s participation in G7 meetings and restore the G8 with the Russian Federation’s participation.”
According to the bill, this measure should cease to apply only after the Secretary of State and the Director of national intelligence of the United States can assure lawmakers that Russia “has stopped any interference in the elections in the United States or other G7 countries, NATO and the EU,” fully fulfills its obligations under the Minsk agreements, “has stopped the illegal occupation of Crimea.., South Ossetia and Abkhazia” and “withdrew its troops and weapons from Transnistria.”
The Senate will have to consider the initiative, where the majority now belongs to the Republicans.
If the upper house approves the bill, it will be submitted for signature to the state’s head.